From the past many years, it has been observed that there are children in such severe poverty cases that when they arrive at school, both the kids and their clothes are unwashed, having unclean attires.
To change the appearance of the kids by making them look clean and tidy, the Community Action Angels is struggling hard to create cabinets in each school that will comprise the free personal hygiene products. The cabinets will be called the Squeaky Clean Kids project and will be positioned in the nurse’s offices.
The group in the Washington County is hoping to receive enough donations in this summer so to establish cabinets in all eleven elementary schools. Afterwards, the project can be extended to middle and high schools in the case if donors back the concept.
What the kids actually want are the soap, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergents and womanly hygiene products. In addition to those, nail clippers, toothbrushes, combs, mouthwash and deodorants are also required. The girlish products like hair gel, nail polish and hair clips will also be accepted.
Usually, it has been seen that when parents become unable to buy the hygiene products, children endure.
As per the Robinson, children are mostly criticized at school due to their unclean and smelly clothes. Also, they are noticed for repeating the same clothes day after day.
The instructors having the younger children will turn the students to the school nurse to let the products be taken from the cabinet while the older children will have to ask for these items.
According to the latest data, around 19.5 percent of the children are living in poverty in the Washington County. Robinson told that they would take away anything including the little hotel-sized shampoos that have already been donated much, and the larger endowments can be picked by themselves.
The primary goal is to gather 2,500 products by September 01.