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2023 should definitely start off with some good deeds and warm fuzzy moments and you have the chance to be involved in one right here in the QC. KWQC is teaming up with local nonprofits to host a Blessing Box drive on Martin Luther King Day, which is January 16th. You can drop off donations anytime from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the KWQC station on Brady Street.

Davenport People Uniting Neighbors and Churches (P.U.N.C.H.) is partnering with the station to host the drive. The Blessing Boxes contain essentials and are distributed weekly to those in need. This year, the drive will be for personal care items, household cleaning supplies, and laundry supplies.

Items You Can Donate

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Body wash
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Household cleaners
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Dish detergent
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Fabric softener

So basically, you can donate the toiletries and household supplies that you're probably already planning to pick up at the grocery store anyway. Just grab an extra one of something if you can and drop it off at the TV station on January 16th.

If you need a Blessing Box, you can pick one up at the J.B. Young Center on North Main in Davenport. They are distributed every Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

You can learn more about the nonprofit Davenport P.U.N.C.H. on their website here.

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