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West Hartford Public Library Collecting Donations as Part of Kindness Project

West Hartford Library, Noah Webster Branch. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Donations can be dropped off at curbside tables outside all three West Hartford Public Library branches.


West Hartford Public Library will collect donations for those in need at the curbside tables at all three locations for the fourth annual Kindness Project.

The Fourth Annual Kindness Project seeks donations of hygiene and cleaning products for the West Hartford Food Pantry and Fern Street Universalist Church Backpack Program. In previous years, thousands of personal hygiene products and other items have been collected.

In the spirit of kindness toward others, the West Hartford Library will help those in need with your donations. Donations will be collected in our specially marked Kindness Project boxes located at the curbside at all three libraries.

New, unopened items that are needed include:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Body soap, Body wash
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning products

Originally inspired by the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio – a story of learning to show compassion and kindness toward others – the Kindness Project has grown each year. The Children’s Department created it in 2017 to help children and adults in the community.

Donations can be dropped into specially marked boxes at all three library locations. Donations will be delivered to the West Hartford Food Pantry and the Fern Street Universalist Church Backpack Program.

Please note, all donated items are to be new and unopened.

For more information, visit bit.ly/kindnessproject2020.

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