Exchange Club of Highline Does Its Best to ‘Wipe Out’ Toilet Paper Shortage

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Volunteers and donors alike weathered everything Mother Nature had on Saturday (June 23) to make the third annual toilet paper drive by the Exchange Club of Highline a great success.

Despite almost nonstop wind and rain until mid-afternoon that kept many people from their Saturday shopping trips, Exchange Club members still collected 2,943 rolls of toilet paper.

The toilet paper plus several bags of food was delivered to the Highline Food Bank.

In addition to $262 in cash donations, the club also contributed $3,000. This will provide for the donation of about 2,900 rolls to the White Center Food Bank and 2,900 rolls to the Des Moines Food Bank.

“Today we truly made a positive impact on many people’s lives,” the club said in an announcement. “When we all work together we accomplish great things.

“Thanks to everyone for their help with this.”

The Exchange Club set things in motion for another year of supporting Highline-area organizations that benefit the community with its annual spaghetti feed and auction earlier this year.

Attended by over 300 people, the live and silent auctions and a dessert auction brought in about $35,000.

Since then, the Exchange Club has also donated money to New Futures, the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, all three local food banks, the Alzheimer’s Association, Highline Botanical Gardens, the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park, and three student scholarships at Highline Community College.

“Thanks to the B-Town Blog as well for getting the word out!” they added.

Bidders check out some of the donated items at the annual spaghetti feed and auction of the Exchange Club of Highline at St. Bernadette School earlier this year. That event raised about $35,000 for donations to community organizations and services – including $3,000 for the club’s third Toilet Paper Drive Saturday.

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