Don’t Panic Labs begins towel drive for People’s City Mission

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A donation drive for the People’s City Mission has its roots in a book and cult classic movie.

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author Douglas Adams wrote about the importance of towels: “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”

After Adams died, fans of his work made May 25 National Towel Day.

Local business Don’t Panic Labs decided to start a couple weeks early and collect towels for the People’s City Mission.

For the mission, towels are indeed one of the most important things it can receive.

“We go through a lot of towels and generally have to buy them,” said Pastor Tom Barber, the CEO. “It costs a lot of money to kind of keep us updated in towels, so a drive like this makes a big difference, especially when we’re trying to save on other things like food.”

The drive started Monday and runs until May 26.

Don’t Panic Labs is partnering with numerous organizations and businesses.

Towels can be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • ALLO – 330 S. 21st St.
  • Don’t Panic Labs – 1317 Q St., Suite 150
  • Good Life Fitness – 300 Speedway Circle and 8601 Amber Hill Court
  • Nebraska Innovation Campus / The Mill Coffee & Bistro – 2021 Transformation Drive
  • People’s City Mission help center – 6800 P St.
  • People’s City Mission shelter – 110 Q St.
  • Wax Buffalo – 4723 Prescott Ave.
  • Zipline Beer Hall – 5740 Hidcote Drive, Suite B

This is Don’t Panic Labs’ sixth year of doing the drive for the mission, which is looking for gently used or new towels.

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