“A towel, [The Guide] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Towel Day (May 25) started as a worldwide celebration to honor the memory of the late Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (the book from which we get our name).
When the People’s City Mission told us about their shortage of towels, we engineered a towel drive around this celebrated date to help address their easily overlooked need.
For Towel Day 2021, we were able to collect 607 towels for the Mission.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring dignity to those in need with the gift of a towel.
There are three big ways we can work together to meet this important need for the Mission:
Spread the word to your family, friends, and workplaces.
Donate new or used towels at one of the public collection sites.
PEOPLE’S CITY MISSION SHELTER
110 Q Street
PEOPLE’S CITY MISSION HELP CENTER
6800 P Street
Remember that People’s City Mission needs towels all year round, not just on Towel Day. They accept new or used towels anytime throughout the year.