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Fill A Tote For The Eastside Shelter

The Overlea Fullerton Business Professional Association is collecting for an area women's and children's shelter.

As part of an ongoing partnership, a group of area professionals is collecting items for the less fortunate on Baltimore County's Eastside.

The Overlea Fullerton Business Professional Association will host "Fill-A-Tote" month for the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter in Rossville throughout January.

"The shelter serves between 125 and 140 women on a regular basis and relies heavily on donations from the community," wrote group president Donna Bethke in an email.

The group has been collecting items for the shelter since February 2012.

This month, needs include:

  • 30 gallon tote—any color except clear
  • 18 gallon totes—any color except clear
  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Shampoo and conditioner (regular size bottle)
  • Soap—bar or liquid 
  • Deodorant for male or female (any brand name)
  • Razors for male or female
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush (child and adult)
  • Latex gloves—large
  • Medium size trash bags 
  • Maxi pads 
  • Baby wipes
  • Depends adult size
  • Diapers—all sizes
  • Dish Detergent
  • Bleach Tablets for Rinse Water (DiPalo’s)

Bethke also wrote that the shelter is in need of gift cards or cash to purchase milk and any type of juice. 

"Items may be brought to any event/meeting or dropped off at the shelter directly. Please mark OFBPA and attention Charmaine," Bethke wrote.

The next Overlea Fullerton Business Professional Association event is a networking social from 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Perry Hall Re/Max Office, 9414 Belair Road.

Anyone with questions can contact Bethke via email at ptavon@comcast.net

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