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Area Businesses Collecting for Eastside Family Emergency Shelter

Members of the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association are looking for donations of cleaning supplies and other essentials.

The Eastside Family Emergency Shelter on Franklin Square Drive is in need of cleaning supplies this month, and the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association is looking to help.

In a newsletter emailed Tuesday morning, association president Donna Bethke asked that members drop off donations at (7989 Rossville Blvd.), (7927 Belair Rd.), White Springs Townhomes (7935 Belridge Road) or at the CCBC Essex Eastside Occupational Training Center (439 Eastern Ave).

A list of items the shelter needs came attached to the newsletter and includes:

  • Pine Sol
  • Comet/Soft Scrub ( or this type of cleanser)
  • Empty Spray Bottles ( they break down cleaners and use in individual areas of the shelter)
  • Bleach
  • Glass cleaner
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Wipes
  • 30-gallon trash bags
  • Cleaning rags, regular or disposable
  • Shower spray
  • Individual-size antibacterial hand gel

In addition, the email said, the shelter can always use gift cards to Sam's Club, perishable food items (milk, juice, eggs, etc.) and paper products (plates, napkins, etc.).

The Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association has been supporting the shelter since February of this year when they took up a collection for baby-related items.

Operated by the Community Action Network, the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter is one of Baltimore County's largest — housing intact families, single parents with their children and single women in a 150-bed facility.

In addition, the White Marsh police precinct is collecting items for the shelter and for the Family Crisis Center in Dundalk, according to an article posted on Perry Hall Patch.

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