Local Springfield YMCA partners with Central Illinois Foodbank to collect laundry detergent donations this season

The Springfield YMCA is collecting donations of laundry detergent for the Central Illinois Foodbank now through December 1 at both the Downtown YMCA, 601 North 4th St and at 4450 West Iles Ave.

The Y is partnering with food banks in town to supplement the nutrition-based services they provide. YMCA CEO Angie Sowle says providing families in need with laundry detergent helps people maintain their personal hygiene and dignity and reduces the spread of illness and disease.

“It is important to recognize that access to clean clothes is a basic need that everyone deserves, that’s why we are happy to partner with Central Illinois Foodbank to collect donations of laundry detergent at both Ys that will be distributed by the foodbank,” she said.

 Members of the YMCA, the community, and local organizations are encouraged to bring in any type of laundry to either YMCA lobby drop box now through Thursday, December 1.

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