Aktion members have assembled boxes to collect donations for the pantry at Central High School, and will be placing these boxes at several locations in the Grand Haven and Spring Lake area.
Items being collected include lip balm, antiperspirant, travel-size hand sanitizer, body wash, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, combs and hair brushes, makeup, hair ties, individual toothbrushes, regular-size toothpaste, floss, small juice boxes, and men's gloves.
“I like that we are helping people with the stuff they don’t have,” said the club’s president, Robert Thompson. “For the bathroom, like toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo and body soap.”
Collection boxes can be found at Loutit District Library in Grand Haven and Weiss Chiropractic Wellness Center in Spring Lake.
The Aktion Club is a local branch of Tri-Cities Kiwanis specifically for adults with unique abilities. The club helps members develop initiative and leadership skills while serving their community. The Aktion Club meets on the third Monday of every month, at 3:30 p.m., at First Reformed Church of Grand Haven.
Aktion Club of Camp Extraordinaire advisers are JoVanna McConnell, Melissa Dreese and Deb Stanley. Club officers are President Robert Thompson, Vice President Ashley Mokma, Treasurer Liz Egedy and Secretary Tiffany VanderWall.