​Sonoma County Tourism Cares: Hygiene Products Drive

Sonoma County Tourism Cares: Hygiene Products Drive

“People of all walks of life arrive at our doorstep in the middle a major personal crisis often having lost everything. As Catholic Charities helps them on their journey back to housing, these donations will nurture their well-being during the most difficult time of their life.” 

- Jennielynn Holmes, Chief Executive Officer at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Tourism Cares is pleased to partner with the Cotati Chamber of Commerce, Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, Petaluma Visitors Program, Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce, Russian River Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, and Windsor Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center on a personal hygiene products donation drive. 

Sonoma County is home to thousands of unhoused residents. For many, access to personal hygiene products is a continuous struggle, with procurement coming at the expense of other essential needs. From our discussions with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, we’ve learned that combs, brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, lip balm, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products, body soap, and shampoo are all items of particular need.

Catholic Charites mentioned that small bottles or travel sizes are especially welcome as full-size bottles can be heavy to pack around on a daily basis. 

Throughout the remained of the year, we are encouraging our hospitality partners to donate hygiene products to aid some of Sonoma County's most vulnerable residents. At the beginning of the new year, the products will be donated to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa for distribution to those in need. 

Any assistance you can provide, from donating items, to helping promote this effort, is very much appreciated.

Questions can be directed to Devin McConnell at dmcconnell@sonomacounty.com

Thank you.

Drop off locations:

Cotati Chamber of Commerce Address: 216 E. School St, Cotati, CA 94931 Phone Number: 707-795-5508

Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Address: 4787 Old Redwood Hwy Santa Rosa CA 95403 (enter from parking lot around back) Phone Number: 707-578-7975

Petaluma Visitors Program Address: 210 Lakeville St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (enter from E. Washington) Phone Number: 707-769-0429

Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce Address: 101 Golf Course Dr, C-7, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (next door to Maridadi Beste) Phone Number: 707-584-1415