Orcas Community Resource Center established Coates’ Cabinet in 2019 to combat hygiene poverty and promote wellness. Each month, clients may choose an allotment of essential household and personal hygiene products from current inventory. For instance, we provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash so our clients don’t resort to using harsh dish soap for their bathing needs. We provide toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss as oral hygiene is a critical part of maintaining one’s health, particularly for children. We provide TP, tampons and pads, baby wipes and diapers as no one should have to suffer the humiliation of being soiled because they don’t have proper sanitary supplies. In short, we provide dignity for Islanders. If you are a current Orcas Community Resource Center or Orcas Island Food Bank client, you are eligible for a free monthly allocation of household and personal hygiene items. A current inventory of available items may be found in the Downloads section below.
Each household is eligible for a base of five items + one item per additional household member.
ex: a household of 3 persons would receive 5 items + 2 additional items for a total of 7 items per month.
1. Call us at 360-376-3184 or PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE by 12:00 noon Monday.
2. Staff will collect and bag items.
3. PICK-UP TIME: Bags will be available for pick up at the office between 12pm-4pm.
*NOTE: If you cannot pick up bags during this time, please stop by the office during open hours (Mon-Fri).
We no longer leave bags outside for after-hours pick-up.
Clients may access Coates Cabinet ONE TIME EACH MONTH.
If you are a new client, please fill out a CLIENT INTAKE FORM prior to sending in your order.
JUNE 7 or JUNE 21
JULY 5 or JULY 19
AUGUST 2 or AUGUST 16
PICK UP BETWEEN 12PM-4PM