Starting today, October 15th, the members of the Saint John Board of Trade’s Women in Business Forum will be collecting toiletry items for their ninth annual “Bare Necessities” campaign. The goal of the campaign, first launched in 2002, is to provide women’s shelters, food banks and other organizations packages containing the ‘little but necessary’ personal care items, just in time for the holiday season.
Going on vacation or a business trip? The next time you find yourself in a hotel room, don’t forget to bring home the complimentary items available to you from every hotel – shampoo, soaps, lotions, etc.
The campaign will run from October 15 to November 26.
“There are many business men and women who frequently travel,” says Imelda Gilman, President of the Saint John Board of Trade. “We are asking them to pack the complimentary toiletries and drop them off at a ‘Bare Necessities’ location.”
Drop off boxes are located at all CIBC and RBC Royal Bank branches throughout Greater Saint John, and at the Saint John Board of Trade at 40 King Street.
Even if you do not travel you can still participate. Drugstores and shopping centers sell miniature size shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpaste too. Think Bare Necessities!
To view the poster which has a list of items and drop off locations click here.