Rotary Club coordinates 'I Care' collection drive

Submitted by the city of Highland Park
Posted1/12/2021 1:14 PM

The Highland Park/Highwood Rotary Club and Highland Park High School Rotary Interact Club are collecting items to support the homeless in Lake County.

The "I Care" Collection will be donated to PADS, which provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis in Lake County.


The program is coordinated as part of the City of Highland Park's MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18.

Individuals interested in making a donation can drop off items between noon and 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, to the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park. Individuals not able to drop off items can email for a contactless pickup at their home before 10 a.m. Jan. 18.

Donations requested include the following:

• Hand sanitizer

• Latex gloves

• Toilet paper

• Cleaning supplies

• New men's and women's sweatpants and sweatshirts

• Travel size spray bottles

• Microwave safe individual meal containers

• Bottled water

• Chips/pretzels/snacks

• Grocery store gift cards

• Fast food gift cards

"This year has been challenging for so many people, and the Rotary Club and HPHS Interact Club are proud to partner together to help our community. Together, we can do more," Rotary President Dale Mugler said.

"We are proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by coming together to support each other and our community," HPHS Rotary Interact co-sponsor Melissa Zientara said. "Since 2012, our club has supported PADS in a variety of ways, and this year, more than ever, support for our neighbors is critical.

To learn more about the Rotary Club, contact Rotary President Dale Mugler at (330) 968-9228 or

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