Donations for homeless honor the legacy of Findlay woman

FINDLAY, Oh (WTVG) - Tuesday, more than 160 bags were packed, before being handed out to those who need it most this holiday season.

"We did personal care products. We did deodorant, shaving cream and lots of socks." Karen Rose who helped organize the donation drive, said.

Three organizations will benefit from the labor of love: the Findlay Hope House, the Findlay City Mission and the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo.

Rose says they had between $1,600 to $1,800 worth of donations and each back was inspired by someone very close to her heart.

"I just feel like it's honoring her memory," Rose said of her friend Sally Robinson.

Kathy Major adds, "whatever she could do to make you happy, she would do it."

Sally Robinson, 79, was an active member of the community; regularly giving back to local organizations.

"She gave back a lot," Major said. "She liked to do anything that she could do, for anybody."

In September, Sally lost her years long battle with cancer. But her friends and co-workers have picked up where she left off.

"She was just a real giving person and always had someone else first," Rose told 13abc.

Even if the impact is small, it makes a difference, all while helping the group cope with an irreplaceable loss.

Rose plans to drop off the bags on Wednesday. She also encourages others to give back to the organizations that speak to them.