Wareham Police accepting toiletry donations for domestic violence survivors

Oct 6, 2017

The Wareham Police Department is teaming up with police departments across Plymouth County to take part in a month-long toiletry drive in October to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Toiletry items sought include toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, shampoo and conditioner, combs and brushes, deodorant, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, diapers, soap, lotion and lip balm. These will be donated to local agencies that provide services for survivors and family members affected by domestic violence.

A collection box is at the Wareham Police Department and at the Wareham District Court throughout October.

"Domestic violence occurs in many homes at the hands of people we know or love," said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz. "During the month of October, we shine a light on the issue of domestic violence and renew our vow to get victims the help that they desperately need."

In 2016, there were two domestic violence homicides of women in Plymouth County.