Local groups join forces to collect and distribute toiletries and cleaning supplies for families

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(l to r) Rotarian Dave Morticelli, Junior Woman's Club member Diane Birstein and Rotarian Marilyn Perry load a vehicle.
(l to r) Rotarian Dave Morticelli, Junior Woman’s Club member Diane Birstein and Rotarian Marilyn Perry load a vehicle.

Marlborough – In answer to a pressing problem for many families, the Rotary Club of Marlborough, Marlborough Lions Club, Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, and Marlborough Community Development Corporation (MCDC) joined forces. For the month of June, these community groups collected toiletries and cleaning products from members and at some members’ places of business.

Once all the organizations had finished collecting the personal and household cleaning products, MCDC arranged a day to deliver the donation. They filled the back of an SUV and a passenger car full of personal care products and household cleaning aids.

Marilyn Perry, chair of the Board of MCDC and a Marlborough Rotarian, said, “I am delighted that these local organizations have worked together to fulfill this need, and I am equally delighted to see these groups join together to tackle an important problem.”

On July 22, a small group of Marlborough Rotarians and Junior Woman’s Club members met to transport the toiletries and cleaning supplies collected by them and the Marlborough Lions Club to the deserving families residing in Countryside Village.

The management staff of Countryside Village will sort the donations and distribute them to

Displaying the toiletries and cleaning goods collected are (l to r) Nancy Quintas, manager of Countryside Village, Rotarian Marilyn Perry, and Junior Woman's Club members Tammie Short and Diane Birstein. (Photos/submitted)
Displaying the toiletries and cleaning goods collected are (l to r) Nancy Quintas, manager of Countryside Village, Rotarian Marilyn Perry, and Junior Woman’s Club members Tammie Short and Diane Birstein. (Photos/submitted)

the residents who need them.

“The Marlboro Junior Woman’s Club is a group of over 60 women looking to make a difference,” explained member Tammy Short. “Through hard work volunteering and lots of time, we strive to make the lives of people in our community better. Helping Countryside Village was a great honor. I hope we can do more with them in the future.”