IC System makes hygiene bags for charity

IC System’s in-house charity group, ECHO (Employee Charitable Help Organization), recently organized a volunteer event in our St. Paul home office in support of Joseph’s Coat. A local free store and community support organization, Joseph’s Coat supplies vital goods and services to individuals and families facing life challenges.

For the week of May 15-19, ECHO and other volunteers throughout IC System donated more than twelve volunteer hours to assemble hygiene bags for those in need. One hundred hygiene bags were assembled, each containing a whopping thirty-three items. Each bag contained:

• 6 bottles of shampoo
• 6 bottles of conditioner
• 5 bottles of lotion
• 9 bars of face soap
• 2 bottles of mouthwash
• 1 bar of body soap
• 1 toothbrush
• 1 tube of toothpaste
• 1 floss container
• 1 razor

ECHO and IC System volunteers used their break and lunch times to assemble items into convenient drawstring bags. In all, more than 3,300 hygiene items were donated to Joseph’s Coat! ECHO also donated an additional 2,733 hygiene items to Joseph’s Coat as extras.

Tim Scholl, a leading member of the ECHO group, remarked on the event: “What was really exciting about doing the hygiene bags was the way that other businesses in the area joined in with the IC System team and donated the materials to fill these bags. Once again, the employees at IC system stepped up when presented with an opportunity to be a blessing to someone else.”