Hygiene Kit Club Builds Packs for Homeless

Due to the recent pandemic, many homeless people found themselves unable to defend themselves properly against COVID-19. In response, the Hygiene Kit Club organized a drive that lasted until February 28.

Snacks and hygiene equipment intended to help the homeless to defend themselves against COVID-19 were the main components of the kit.

Junior Regan Stambaugh, a member of the Hygiene Kit Club, said, ”I was talking with [College and Career Center advisor Joan] Batcheller about community service work and how I have not been able to participate in my normal activities due to COVID-19, and when she mentioned this opportunity I wanted to help out.”

86 Hygiene Kits were ultimately made. Stambaugh said that the delivery of the kits is projected to be in early March.

Stambaugh said ”It was really heartwarming to see all the parents and students deciding to contribute to the Hygiene Kit. Knowing how kind and helpful this community is really brings joy to me.”

English teacher Jake Donohoe shared some of her thoughts on the Hygiene Kit drive. “I am so happy to be able to support this type of community service. Now more than ever, we must reach out to those communities in need. Providing basic necessities to our most vulnerable population is not only great for them, but it reminds us that we have a responsibility to care for those who struggle.”