The Hygiene Drive and its Placement in the Fair Grove Elementary

November 4, 2021


Oakland Wayne Morrison (10) as Captain Underpants in support of the children in the Fair Grove Hygiene Drive.

November fourth through the fifth, Fair Grove Elementary will take part in the annual hygiene drive, led by the Fair Grove PTO committee and Heart to Heart.

The Fair Grove Elementary, in partnership with the PTO committee, collects day to day hygiene items every year from the nurses office to deliver them to the Heart to Heart foundation. Students of Fair Grove Elementary have the days of November fourth and fifth to drop off different hygiene items in the elementary nurses office. These different items will be sorted and delivered to supply the Heart to Heart commission. Heart to Heart is an organization that works to supply victims of natural disasters so a few items from our elementary students will come perfectly into play.

Charity Hollan, the Fair Grove Elementary principal, explained, “We always hope to see young students help collect hygiene items to restock the nurses offices and supply Heart to Heart with their needs.” Mrs. Hollan also added, “Our local PTO principal Tribley Workman, and vice principal Julia Hampton are in charge of running the Hygiene Drive.” Julia Hampton also works as the Elementary Librarian. Hampton stated, “The PTO provides the baskets for collection, the advertisement and information, as well as the volunteers to make this activity successful.” 

Hampton shared, “We collect donations from students, families, and community members that can help others meet their most basic needs including shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene items, undergarments, and more.”

Hampton also announced how successful the Hygiene Drive is. She explained, “We usually fill two to four laundry baskets with items collected from the hygiene drive. It is also an excellent way for the kids to reach out and help others in their community by understanding basic needs of hygiene.”

Over the year and a half of Covid-19, organizations like Heart to Heart and various food drives spread all throughout the area were forced to lose a lot of their products. The Covid-19 virus has definitely changed the minds of how we look at hygiene. Hollan explained, “It is good for the elementary to do these kinds of drives because it opens the eyes to hygiene at a young age.”

Year after year, the Fair Grove Elementary supports our community through the hygiene drive in any way that they can. The hygiene drive is planned to take place at the beginning of November for years to come.

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