An unexpected donation makes it a ‘Feel Good Friday’ for one local organization

Feel Good Friday

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EastIdahoNews.com and Ashley Furniture HomeStore are teaming up every week to bring you some good news during Feel Good Friday!

We want to surprise people in our community with random acts of kindness and leave you feeling good.

We recently learned that the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter was in need of shampoo, soap, deodorant, shaving cream and other toiletries. The mission relies on volunteers and donations to take care of those needing help.

Dinner is served every night at the mission without charge and in 2017, over 24,000 meals were served. Ninety-five percent of food and other items distributed to recipients are donated by organizations, churches and individuals in eastern Idaho.

We decided to help and contacted Melaleuca, who generously donated boxes and boxes of toiletries for the shelter. Those items will be included in hygiene kits – the most popular item distributed to men at the shelter.

The folks at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission were a little surprised when we showed up with the donation. Watch the video above to see how it turned out and click here to find out how you can volunteer or help.

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