By: Jennifer Masterson
Thanks to all who participated in the ICSEW toiletries drive. The YWCA’s Other Bank estimates that state agencies donated nearly $8,500 in products. Check it out!
Products distributed by The Other Bank cannot be purchased with food stamps and are not available at food banks, yet they are essential for maintaining health. The Other Bank offers assistance to over 24,000 individuals every year. One-third of their clients are younger than 13 and half of these children are under the age of 5. Their clients are also elderly, disabled, homeless, unemployed, or are just struggling the make ends meet.
If you are interested in making further donations of supplies or money to the Other Bank, here is their website. They would very much appreciate your support.
Here’s a tally of donations, by agency:
(Cash and Goods)
|DOT HQ Olympia||$1,294.10|
|Dept. Of Enterprise Services||$1,221.35|
|Dept Of Ecology||$1,205.45|
|Department Of Corrections||$619.45|
|Office of the Insurance Commissioner||$541.75|
|Office of Financial Management||$527.20|
|WA State Parks and Recreation Commission||$497.00|
|Department Of Health||$455.55|
|Labor and Industries||$379.60|
|Board Of Industrial Insurance Appeals||$355.00|
|Dept. of Commerce||$304.25|
|Washington State Investment Board||$137.45|
|Public Employment Relations Commission||$74.00|
|Office Of Superintendent Of Public Instruction||$32.00|
|Department of Retirement Systems||$20.00|