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Over 100 volunteers from Colgate-Palmolive partnered with NYC Service, The Mayor's Office to prepare thousands of personal care kits to benefit our clients. Included in these kits were basic, but vital, items which included: shampoo, deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, tissue and more. All of the contents were donated by Colgate-Palmolive.

The eager volunteers were divided into teams based on the shelter or pantry that their boxes were going to, and a little bit of friendly competition even ensued! ...The result? After 8 hours, and an impressive display of teamwork, these extraordinary volunteers had packaged a whopping 5,000 kits that we distributed to 5,000 families in the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters network.

A special thank you to Wendy Dessy from NYC Service, The Mayor's Office and Sally Phipps from Colgate-Palmolive who helped to coordinate this massive operation! We truly appreciate everyone who gave their time on this frigid New York day!


"I love giving back, especially this time of year." Hundreds of bars of deodorant that will be packaged.


Volunteers hard at work assembling personal care kits. "It feels great being able to help out."


Teamwork and smiles. A quick photo before getting back to business.


Victory is near! Clean up is important too (the Rockettes rehearse here!)

Joe Sano, Exec Director of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters with Wendy Dessy, of NYC Service, Mayor's Office.
Sally Phipps of Colgate-Palmolive with a volunteer.
"We'd love to do this every year."
These volunteers are making sure nothing is missed.
Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers!