Project Personal Care

Since 2015, SMCAA and Midwest Family Broadcasting have partnered together to bring Project Personal Care to Southwest Michigan. The project aims to collect personal care and hygiene supplies for those in need throughout Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties.

Help a little to change a life.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency and SuperHits 103.7 COSY FM join forces to collect things many people may not think to donate -- personal care and hygiene items. The supplies benefit families all over the region.

Donations of shampoo, toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, deodorant -- pretty much any item used on a daily basis that most take advantage of are being sought. Cash donations are accepted along with purchasing pre-filled bags of supplies, or grabbing a list of donation ideas and shopping on your own. 

COSY personality Paul Layendecker says, "We just set a couple of days aside at the station to raise personal care items. Soap and toothbrushes and diapers and toiler paper. Simple things the people take for granted." Food items are collected at the annual Stuff-a-Truck, but personal items are necessary as well. For instance, those on State-aid do not have WIC assistance for diapers. Making a donation for Project Personal Care may change a life!

2019 Project Personal Care Itinerary

Project Personal Care returns in 2019 on Thursday-Saturday October 10-12. Please visit us at the Family Dollar in South Haven (615 Phillips St, South Haven, MI 49090) at any of the following times:

  • Thursday, October 10th: 9am to 7pm

  • Friday, October 11th: 9am to 7pm

  • Saturday, October 12th: 10am to 2pm

Contact Information

185 E Main St, Ste 303

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

(269) 925-9077

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

SMCAA is dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security.

Our vision: to be a beacon of support in a strong, thriving community by helping people and changing lives.

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