Holley students deliver 300-plus pounds of soap, toiletries to Rochester for people in need

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 April 2019 at 8:46 am

Photos courtesy of Samantha Zelent

ROCHESTER – Haleigh Falls, left, and  Megan Harrington, both members of the Holley Interact Club, sort soap, toiletries and other supplies on Thursday at Sample Soap, an organization in Rochester that collects and distributes the items to people in need in Rochester.

The Holley Interact Club collected the items for a month, with an end result of 313 pounds. On Thursday the items were delivered in Rochester by 46 members of the Interact Club.

Charles Turpyn is pictured with some of the boxes of soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes and toiletries that were delivered to Sample Soap and also the House of Mercy, which assists homeless people.

The Interact Club had bins at school to collect the items, and also sent home letters with students, asking for donations.

“Once again the community came through for us,” said Samanatha Zelent, one of the club’s advisors.

Taylor Black, a Holley graduate, works at Oral-B and secured eight boxes of toothbrushes and tooth paste from the company.

Casey Onisk, right, sorts items with Sabra Wood, director of Sample Soap. Wood started the organization in 1990.

Holley students get a tour of Sample Soap, which distributes the toiletries to homeless shelters and other locations in Rochester.

The Holley Interact Club poses for a photo at the House of Mercy, a homeless shelter in Rochester.

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