BELFAST – A Belfast business is once again gathering donated hygiene products to help those in need.
Maine Country & Coast Real Estate is collecting everything from toothpaste to deodorant.
The items will be going to East Belfast Elementary School’s hygiene pantry, which helps students and their families.
Organizers said they started the drive last year and were surprised by the response they got.
“We had a concern about it but we never dreamed it was going to be this big, so we’re very excited about the donations this year,” said Esther Darres, owner of Maine Country & Coast Real Estate.
Darres said donations can be dropped off at their Beaver Street office in downtown Belfast on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The donation drive goes until February.