WI HealthCorps and House of Peace Personal Care Drive- Donations needed

Donations needed by Friday, April 13.

What: A ‘Personal Care Drive’ for people in need.Items will be distributed to
individuals in need at the House of Peace Community Center in Milwaukee.Health information and blood pressure screenings will also be provided for drive participants.

The House of Peace is heavily utilized by people living in the 53205 zip code.It serves
primarily African Americans of all ages and both genders. The median household income for the 53205 zip code was nearly three times lower than that of the state of Wisconsin, $16,738 as compared to $49,993. 57.9% of the 53205 zip code lives below the federal poverty level (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009).

Personal hygiene items are often expensive and difficult to obtain.Many area pantries and shelters provide food and clothing, but lack the resources to provide personal hygiene items. Also, the current Wisconsin food stamp regulations do not allow for the purchase of hygiene items.

The distribution process will take place at the House of Peace Community Center
in Milwaukee’s central city.

When: Monday April 16th 2012,
1:30 PM

For listing of items needed, or for questions, contact

Tony DeVries
AmeriCorps Member
UWM College of Nursing, IUHP
(612) 990-5681