Chemo comfort bag drive to begin Feb. 4

Herkimer Elementary School will be participating in the 4th annual Chemo/Radiation Comfort Bag Drive.

All the comfort bags created will be distributed to area residents who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments. These bags will be stuffed with heartfelt items to ease and comfort men, women, and children undergoing their treatments.

Donations will be collected Feb. 4-28. A table at the HES main entrance will be provided so items can be dropped off. Students can bring the items to school, or parents who wish to donate gift cards can give them directly to their child’s teacher.

Suggested items for donation include:

  • fleece blankets and hats
  • small packages of tissues
  • creams and lotions, such as Aquaphor
  • hard candy or gum
  • magazines and books
  • herbal teas
  • eyebrow pencil liners
  • warm socks
  • lip balm
  • hand sanitizer
  • journals and pens
  • games, puzzle books, playing cards
  • false eyelashes
  • small water bottles
  • gift cards for gas or iTunes