‘Partage Box’ dispenses free hygiene products for homeless people

‘Partage Box’ dispenses free hygiene products for homeless people
Sherbrooke Rotary Club President François Bouchard, Uniprix Chemika Mamode owner Patrick Rahimaly, Partage Box coordinator Sondès Allal and Estrie Aide Director Claude Belleau celebrating the launch of a new non-vending machine, which supplies hygeine products to homeless people free of charge. (Photo : Matthew McCully)

By Matthew McCully – The Salvation Army in Sherbrooke is now home to a sort of ‘anti’ vending machine called the Partage Box, the second in the world and first of its kind in North America.
Rather than sell goods, the machine dispenses hygiene products free of charge to homeless people.
The idea for the Partage Box came from local resident Sondès Allal, who has been involved in a number of projects in Sherbrooke supporting marginalized communities, whether through her job with the Corporation de développement économique communautaire de Sherbrooke (CDEC), or as a volunteer. See full story in the Thursday, July 19 edition of The Record.

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