A student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is collecting personal care items, nonperishable food and monetary donations for Hope Harbor.

Janice Sherman will be collecting the items at FDLTCC Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m. at FDLTCC's main building, 2101 14th St., Cloquet.

Hope Harbor is a long-term housing option for homeless women in Carlton County age 18 and over. The organization helps women get access to mental health and addiction services. It also provides life management help to its residents.

Items needed include: laundry baskets, razors, deodorant, shaving gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, towels, wash cloths, feminine products and masks. A laundry basket filled with these items is put in each woman's room when they come to Hope Harbor.

Each woman does her own cooking and purchases her own food. Donations of nonperishable food items would also be appreciated: sauces, pasta, peanut butter and more.

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Cash donations can be sent to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, ATTN: Greta Jarvinen, 2101 14th St., Cloquet, MN 55720. Jarvinen is one of the founders of Hope Harbor, in addition to her work teaching at FDLTCC.

This story was updated at 9:49 a.m. on Dec. 14 to reflect that Hope Harbor helps residents get access to mental health and addiction services, while providing life management assistance. It was originally posted at 1:16 p.m. on Dec. 8. The Pine Journal regrets the error