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UMassFive Donates 350 Pounds of Personal Care Items to Local Survival Centers

June 29, 2021 - News

UMassFive collected and donated 350 pounds of personal care items to the pantries of the Amherst and Northampton Survival Centers during the month of May.

Donations were collected at the Hadley and Northampton Branch locations, and included incontinence products, toilet paper, diapers, menstrual products, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, sunblock, and many other personal care items.

“We’re so appreciative of our members and employees for donating personal care items to our annual drive,” said Cait Murray, Community Outreach Manager at UMassFive. “We know that personal care items in the Survival Center pantries may help people avoid making difficult trade-offs. Nobody should have to choose between food and toilet paper.”

For more information regarding the Amherst Survival Center, please visit and for Northampton Survival Center,