A collection of women's goods is being held through the end of the month. The donations will go to the Oasis Women's Center in Alton, which helps mostly women and children escape abusive relationships. This collection drive is being held during Women’s History Month as a way to highlight the local organization that assists women and children in need.

One of the organizers is State Representative Monica Bristow (D-Alton), who says it's important to help out.

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Items needed include: single and double blankets for beds, bubble bath, curling irons, hair dryers, tissues, paper towels, pads and tampons, shower gel, toilet paper, towels, and women’s underwear size 9. Per Oasis’ insurance, all electronics must be new. Bristow's office is located at 102 N. 9th St., Suite 104 in Alton, and State Senator Rachelle Crowe's is at 111 N. Wood River Ave., Suite A in Wood River. Both locations will accept donations through the end of the month.

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