TOWEL DAY

Collecting Towels for People’s City Mission

“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). But when the People’s City Mission told us about their constant shortage of towels, we engineered a towel drive around this celebrated date to help address their easily overlooked need.

While this event has grown every year, so has the Mission’s need for towels. That’s why our Towel Day celebration is now a two-week rally across Lincoln to collect as many new or used towels as possible.

We collected 1,813 towels during our Towel Day 2019 drive!

Don't Panic Labs towel
Don't Panic Labs towel

HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are three big ways we can work together to meet this important need for the Mission:

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Spread the word to your family, friends, and workplaces.

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Donate new or used towels at one of the public collection sites across Lincoln.

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If you’d rather give money for towels, head over to the People’s City Mission website. Click the Donate button and enter “Towel Day” in the comments box.

2019 PUBLIC COLLECTION SITES

ALLO

330 S 21st Street
Lincoln, NE

CITY IMPACT

1035 N 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE

DON’T PANIC LABS

151 N 8th Street
Lincoln, NE

LINCOLN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE

PEOPLE’S CITY MISSION

110 Q Street (Shelter)
Lincoln, NE

6800 P Street (Help Center)
Lincoln, NE

Chad Michel

Thank you to everyone who donated!

Each one of these 1,813 towels will help restore dignity to those in need. It’s wonderful to be part of a community that steps up to help meet the needs of those less fortunate.

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.