Holiday Bag Packing for Columbus House

This Holiday Season one of the most exciting things we do is pack bags for the Columbus House in New Haven, CT.

 

The employees at Watson packed off the following items:

77 Santa bags – which contain men’s XL t-shirt, Large Boxes, toiletry set (razor, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair comb), men’s crew socks and shaving cream

77 Snowmen bags – which contain men’s L t-shirt, Medium Boxes, toiletry set (razor, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair comb), men’s crew socks and shaving cream

90 small colored foot care bags – which contain two pairs of men’s crew socks, men’s odor control padded insoles and a bottle of foot spray.

1000 toiletry kits in Ziploc bags – they contain three shampoos, tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, and bar soap.

Packing events were held on all three shifts. First shift and the offices packed the toiletry kits, Second shift did the Santa and snowmen bags and third shift did the foot care bags.

Employees volunteered to run each packing event and organize it. Employee volunteers carried the boxes to the cafeteria, set up for the event, packed the bags, and carried the packed items back up to the office. Employees donated their time by coming in early before the start of their shift, donating a few minutes of their lunch break, or staying at the end of their shift. The packing events were set up in such a way as to allow as many employees to participate as possible by giving just five minutes of their time or any amount they felt comfortable with.

If you would like to find out more about the Columbus House visit http://columbushouse.org/

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