(City of Pocatello Press Release, April 8, 2021)

The Pocatello Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is asking for you to lend a hand to those in need.

The group will be holding an essential needs drive for local organizations Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Pocatello Police Department Substation, 800 Yellowstone Ave. (near Fred Meyer).  At the event, MYAC members will be collecting:

Toilet paper                             Shampoo

Body soap                                Feminine hygiene products

Toothbrushes                          Toothpaste

Diapers – sizes 2 and up          Baby wipes

Razors                                     Shaving gel

Deodorant                               Dog and cat food

Laundry detergent                   Sewing kits

“There are people who need help in our community and it goes beyond what you would normally think of,” said Madeline Schei, Pocatello Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Chair.  “Some of these essential items are hard for people to get a hold of because of the pandemic or financial struggles, so, now more than ever, people need our help.”

“This is an amazing opportunity to come together as a community and make a difference for those who need it most,” said Madison Darby Paules, Pocatello Mayor’s Youth Advisory Councilmember.  “Please consider donating to MYAC’s essential needs drive to help people in need in our community.”

Collected items will be donated to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Valley Mission, God’s Home of Compassion Pantry, Gate City Christian Church Pantry, and St. Vincent DePaul.

The Pocatello Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 9th through 12th grade students who live within the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District boundaries.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and serve until they graduate.

For more information on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, visit pocatello.us/280/Mayors-Youth.


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