Did you know that toilet paper (TP) cannot be written into a grant request for domestic violence shelters, homeless vet shelters and other charitable organizations because it is categorized as a “luxury”? On Long Island, New York (in Patchogue, a national model for downtown revitalization) “The World’s Largest Toilet Paper Pyramid” (25,000 rolls of SCOTTS toilet paper, septic-safe and uniformity of size and density is a must ~ BTW ~ Kimberly Clark, the makers of Scotts are NOT supporters (such a pity!), so we are not “plugging a product”. The pyramid will have a base of 15 X 15 feet) and will be built, disassembled and distributed to the above-mentioned and other needful, worthy causes (food pantries, etc. We have solicited requests for those in need of this product. in only four hours (yikes!) at Alive After Five (a huge festival of 25,000 revelers) on July 19th between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. The pyramid building will be accompanied with dramatic lighting and live music. It addresses a very real need of under-served populations. This is a collaborative effort between the Congregational Church of Patchogue, the VFW, American Legion, LI Against Domestic Violence, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Medford Chamber of Commerce; Alive After Five, and (please!!!) contributors such as you! This is far more than a fun, zany gimmick (although trace elements of those abound). We are trying to help homeless vets, sheltered domestic violence victims and others gain access to a very basic, anything-but (pardon the pun)-luxury-item. Please help us help!
P.S. This photo is from a year ago appeal for Long Island Against Domestic Violence. This is NOT a religious event. We DO NEED only Scotts TP, unlike in this former appeal where other brands are pictured.
Dwight Lee Wolter
send checks to: Congregational Church of Patchogue / 95 East Main Street / Patchogue, NY 11772 / place TP Pyramid in the memo section. Donations are tax deductible.