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3rd Annual Spare A Square Drive Kicks Off

SPOKANE, Wash. - Toilet paper is usually something we take for granted. But if you spare one dollar, you can provide four roles of toilet paper for someone in need.

"Literally these families in need are counting square to square to stretch those resources. So if we can offset the cost to help them, we are glad to do that," said Julie Delaney with Project Beauty Share.

Project Beauty Share started as a organization that donated beauty products to local charities. But the organization realized something as simple as toilet paper wasn't covered by food stamps.

3rd Annual 'Spare A Square' toilet paper drive kicks off

"Two years ago, they started it with on drop off location and 9,000 roles. Last year they did two drop off locations and 14,000 roles," said Delaney.

This year Project Beauty Share passed the toilet paper torch to Northwest Harvest. Now there are six donation sites and partners like KXLY and Albertsons.

"Our goal today is for this to be the top selling item in our store today," said Albertson's store director John Deanglo.

While a dollar a for a role may not seem like much, charities like the Opportunity Center at the YWCA say it's the act of giving that carries meaning for those in need.

"If you don't have those things, you are really in a bad situation," said Kim Choat with the Opportunity Center, "And having a community that supports you that helps build your confidence (and) self-esteem."

The Spare A Square Drive ends at noon on Saturday. You can go to several Albertsons in the area of at the Make Up Studio in downtown Spokane to donate.

You can also donate by text message. Just text the word "KXLY 4TP" to 80888. That will put a $10 donation to this great cause.