Kids helping kids, the We Cancerve's toiletries drive helps homeless youth find comfort

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jan 25, 2018

Teens from the We Cancerve Movement came together with help from 95.1 Shine FM, and Safeway to collect toiletries for homeless children across Maryland.

Founder of the We Cancerve non-profit, Grace Callwood, 13, has been giving back since she was TWO! She started by asking her mother for a red wagon to donate to a hospital she stayed at while healing from a cold, wanting to share the joy she felt while riding in the one wagon the hospital had.

She continued giving back, donating toys she was given during her Make-A-Wish Disney World trip, giving them to homeless children at Harford Family House

"That was one of my first projects as part of We Cancerve... I was also able to hear from the mom of one of the kids that received a toy at our volunteer breakfast... It was really inspiring to kind of be able to meet the children and meet their parents and hear how much it meant to them," she said.

In 2013 she started a toiletries drive after hearing the need, saying students were being sent home from school due to their offensive odor, as they didn't have access to running water.

Five Safeways are collecting the following:

  • shampoo & conditioner (travel size and regular size) 
  • toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • razors and shaving cream
  • dental floss                                     
  • soap
  • wash clothes
  • hairbrushes                                 
  • deodorant

The Safeway locations are as follows:

  • Safeway - Columbia
    5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia, MD 21044
  • Safeway - Severna Park
    540 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146
  • Safeway – Bel Air
    225 Brierhill Dr, Bel Air, MD 21015
  • Safeway – Towson
    1017 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204
  • Safeway – Perry Hall
    9645 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236

The drive runs through February 4th, 2018.