Personal Health & Hygiene Product Drive
Type of Culminating Activity
I chose the service-learning format for my capstone project to raise awareness and fill a void in the Treasure Valley. Researching needs in addition to food, shelter and clothing for local youth led me to the discovery of the lack of hygiene supplies amongst shelters and households in our community. Inflation has hit hard so health and hygiene items are not a priority for some and are not covered by government assistance. Youth that are living in impoverished households may face health consequences and embarrassment due to lack of hygiene.
Bins were placed around town and information was posted on social media to educate the public on the need for basic necessities such as soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, feminine products and deodorant. The drive not only increased awareness, but it also brought in enough products and cash contributions to donate 1,000 items to two different charities. The personal care products were sorted and delivered to benefit local youth and help them face each day with a fresh start and in a dignified manner.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.