Hygiene Drive helps families with rare skin disorder


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Green Bay Police Department is partnering with two local organizations this month to help underprivileged families affected by vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder in which skin becomes very dry and falls off or loses pigmentation, resulting in blotches of lost color.

Through October, the police department, Export Global Solutions and the Wisconsin Job Center each have boxes to collect for the “Beautifully Made Hygiene Drive.”

They’re looking for household personal items like soap, lotion, shampoo, razors and toothpaste.

They’re collecting donations for nearly 50 families in Northeast Wisconsin.

“This cause,” Police Capt. Kevin Warych said, “sometimes you don’t know who is suffering or affected by this situation until an event like this, and people come together in the community to service, and genuinely give products from the heart.”

Warych added, “It doesn’t matter if we want to help one person or if we help thousands of people. It’s going to make this community better, it’s going to make this community stronger, and it’s going to help those kids who are coming from a low income, or some are homeless.”