A campaign to help: groups collect items for sexual assault survivors – The Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD – Supplies are collected in April to help survivors of sexual assault.

A Hancock County leadership team and the Sexual Assault Response Team are holding a drive for supplies in an effort to fill closets for the county’s new Sexual Assault Nurse Examination Program. Donations will go towards a new program that will provide Hancock County survivors with a safe and comfortable environment to receive medical care after an assault.

Several collection sites will be available from April 1 to 23 to drop off donations of new items, including adult underwear, blankets, socks and slippers, bathrobes, adult sports bras, sweatshirts adult shirts, adult sweatpants, sanitary napkins and tampons. The following individual or travel size items are also accepted: socks, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, razors, shaving cream, lotion and deodorant.

For health reasons, donated items must be in new condition with original tags or packaging.

Collection sites include Greenfield, Fortville, McCordsville and Shirley Police Departments; Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield Banking Company, Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Wellness Center, Healthy 365 Connection Center, Rotary Club of Greenfield , Greenfield Fire Stations 421 and 422, and Christ Fellowship Knightstown.

Donations will also be accepted at a kiosk during the Donut Dash Fundraiser for Alternatives Inc., scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 30 at the Pennsy Trail and Courthouse Plaza in downtown Greenfield. To register for the Donut Dash, visit DD5K.eventbrite.com.

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