Published: Feb 10, 2014 6:07 AM EST
Updated: Feb 10, 2014 7:49 AM EST

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Share the Blessings Ministry is a Charlotte County group consistently distributing toiletry items, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies every month. Each month, the group serves an average of 200 families, relying on donations and an all-volunteer staff.

Share the Blessings is hosting a "Sharing is Caring" toiletries drive.

From February 5 to February 18, the group will have red boxes placed at businesses throughout the community. Items collected will be given out during the nonprofit's monthly distributions.

Items needed include:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Bath Soap
  • Liquid Soap
  • Hand Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Q-Tips
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Cotton Balls
  • Deodorant
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Band-aids
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Razors
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Lotion/Oil
  • Baby Powder
  • Brushes/combs
  • Trash bags/storage bags
  • Batteries
  • Wrapping paper/tape
  • Light bulbs
  • Gift cards

The ministry is also in need of tables, shelving, plastic bins, clothes racks and cash/checks. All donations are tax deductible. 

Drop sites:

  • Down To Earth, 1792-B Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Fl 33952, 941-623-4563
  • Sand Hill Healing, 24451 Sandhill Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33983, 941-235-8929
  • Ivan J's Salon, 3315 Tamiami Trial, Port Charlotte, FL, 33952 (Located next to DQ on access road.)
  • New Hope Chiropractic, 3440 Conway Blvd. Unit 3-B, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, 941-766-1882
  • Adorable Dogs, 28540 Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982, 941- 637-988
  • Dr Moopen, MD Offices, Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte Offices, 2400 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL. 33952, or 603 E. Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 941-205-5864
  • Wellness Essential Massage In Salon of Cultural Center, Port Charlotte Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 

For more information visit sharetheblessingsministry.org.