The Prince George's County Young Democrats host a pre-New Year's Help for Hygiene donation drive in Largo, Maryland, on Thursday, Dec. 29, attended by (from left) state Del. Darryl Barnes (District 35), Stanford Fraser, Jerron Hawkins, Torrell Mills and U.S. Rep.-elect Anthony Brown (Md.-4th District). (Photo by Demetrious Kinney)

Prince George’s County Young Democrats hosted a pre-New Year’s celebration at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Largo on Thursday, Dec. 29.

The organization promised to continue to promote the values of the Democratic Party and focus on county-related issues.

Young Democrats of Prince George’s County host a Dec. 29 reception in Largo, Maryland, where they collected hygiene products for families at Shepard Cove Shelter in Capitol Heights. (Photo by Demetrious Kinney)

During the event, the 300-member group asked attendees to donate sanitary items such as soap, deodorant and baby wipes for Shepherd Cove, a shelter in Capitol Heights that serves up to 100 women and children. The goal of the event was to collect six months worth of supplies for those who seek emergency housing at the shelter.

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