Address: 119 Kenyon Avenue
City: East Greenwhch
The holiday opening of Westminster Unitarian Church’s Sharing Locker takes place on Saturday, December 15, from 10 AM to 1 PM in Westminster’s parish house. The Sharing Locker, a non-food pantry, serves residents from Kent and Washington Counties. At the November opening, 206 individuals (including 41 new clients) received a choice of six free items such as facial and bathroom tissues, deodorant, shampoo, bath soap, all-purpose household cleaner (made at Westminster), powdered laundry detergent (also made at Westminster), dry cat food, dry dog food, cat litter, toothpaste, and several other items.
For the December 15 opening, the Sharing Locker will provide coffee, hot chocolate, and doughnuts, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts in East Greenwich and Coventry, for clients waiting to pick up their supplies. There will also be pre-packaged plates of holiday cookies for clients to take home, courtesy of the Karen Kelly Memorial Fund and Sharing Locker volunteers.
The Sharing Locker volunteers hope that the December opening will help clients get through the holiday season. Sharing Locker openings will continue through 2013 on the third Saturday of each month, from 10 AM to 1 PM.