Downey teen collecting donations for TLC Center

DOWNEY -- As part of an Eagle Scout project, a Downey teenager is collecting toiletry items to benefit the TLC Family Resource Center.

Yanni Ramirez, 17, will be outside Ralph’s grocery store on Firestone Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this weekend collecting donations. 

He'll be joined by Boy Scout Troop No. 351, which is helping with the project.

Items in need include shampoo and conditioner, cotton swabs, shaving razors, hair brushes, toothpaste, dental floss, baby wipes, deodorant, lip balm, bar body soap, hand sanitizer, shaving cream, lotion, tissue, sewing kits, first aid kits, and mouthwash. 

The TLC Family Resource Center provides health and social services to uninsured and/or under-insured Downey children and their families.

This is Ramirez’s final project before he departs for New York's Cornell University next month.