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Help your neighbors by donating much-needed hygiene products

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact our community, the City of Mission Viejo is seeking donations of hygiene items urgently needed for local charities helping people in need. 

The most-needed hygiene items include:

  • Soap bars                                                            
  • Shampoo                                                                         
  • Diapers and baby wipes                               
  • Toothpaste                                                         
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream       
  • Feminine hygiene product
  • Laundry detergent; toilet paper
  • Umbrellas/rain products
  • Fast-food cards 

(Please note: No clothing, shoes or blankets)

The City has designated two convenient drop-off points with donation boxes at the front entrance of the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center (24932 Veterans Way) and Mission Viejo Civic Center City Hall lobby at 200 Civic Center. All donations will benefit the Orange County Rescue Mission and StandUP For Kids. See this flier for hours of operation.

For more information, contact 949-470-8412 or lmcdonald@cityofmissionviejo.org

Comments

Submitted by Teresa-Trang Tran on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 3:04 pm

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Is there anyway for me to ship it directly to a location? I don't live close to Mission Viejo, but I can try shipping items to this location. Thank you!

Submitted by City Staff on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 3:11 pm

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Those wishing to mail donations can direct them to:
City of Mission Viejo
c/o RCS Hygiene Donations
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Submitted by Christy on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 1:23 pm

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Are you accepting donations of partially used shampoos and hair products? I have a bunch of them that I found had ingredients I am allergic to. Nothing wrong with them, but I cannot use them. They obviously would NOT be factory-sealed.

Submitted by City Staff on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 3:59 pm

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Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any opened items. We do appreciate your eagerness to give during this time though. Thank you.

Submitted by City Staff on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 3:40 pm

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Hygience items can be dropped off during normal business hours, M-F 8 am to 5 pm. The box at City Hall is located inside the lobby - you can enter through the sliding glass doors. At the Norman P. Murray Community Center, the box is located at the entrance. Staff is retrieving items from the boxes multiple times a day.

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