6-year-old Jonas leads collection drive for homeless children
2010-04-26 · By Editor
Long Beach Public Library and Love In the Mirror are partnering in May for a month-long drive to collect personal hygiene items for homeless children in Long Beach.
Love in the Mirror founder, 6-year-old Jonas Corona and others will be speaking about homelessness in Long Beach on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Dana Library, 3680 Atlantic Avenue.
You will be able to drop off donations at the library for the entire month of May.
The following hygiene items are needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste/floss, soap, shampoo, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, female products, shaving products, lotion, hair care products, Nail clippers, Nail files, basic first aid (band-aids, ointment).
The LB Libraries taking part in this event are: Bach, Bayshore, Brewitt, Dana, El Dorado, Harte, Los Altos, Mark Twain, and North. For library address and phone numbers visit the LBPL website.
Love in the Mirror began with the love of Jonas, a 6 year old boy who wanted to help kids that were less fortunate than him by giving them things he felt no child should live without. The idea grew into Love in the Mirror which strives to meet the needs of underprivileged and homeless children, while at the same time allowing kids like Jonas the ability to develop self esteem and leadership skills. With the support of dedicated adults, these kids can grow into great community leaders and feel good about themselves while they offer those in needed necessities like a clothes, food, books, toys and a chance to be happy.