On July 27th, a group of young teens hit the residential streets of downtown Plymouth between Harvey and Sheldon/Penniman and Junction handing out flyers to collect bottles and cans. Their mission was to return on Tuesday, August 1 to collect & return the cans to collect enough money to provide hygiene items to a local pantry. The plan was that the items would be distributed to families, individuals, and the homeless in the Plymouth, Canton, and western Wayne communities.
The pantry selected was St. Mary's Outreach in Wayne. The pantry serves our service communities and many more. Since many of the youth in YVC live outside of Plymouth and Canton, we wanted their work to impact where they lived. St. Mary's provided that opportunity.
On August 1, the YVC gathered over $250.00 in pop bottles and cans. They were able to purchase 451 individual items to be distributed. Because of the OUTSTANDING donations from the community, we were able to divide the products between St. Mary's and an additional agency. We chose Plymouth's Salvation Army, because they also offer services to communities beyond our reach.
Plymouth Community United Way would like to thank Plymouth's YMCA Youth Volunteer Corps for an amazing job. We'd also like to thank the counselors for keeping the kids motivated, and helping to purchase the items for the pantries. Lastly, thank you to the residents of Plymouth for being so generous, and supportive to the YMCA YVC and PCUW. You all truly helped make a difference!