Brevard Schools Foundation Collecting Hygiene Products to Benefit Disadvantaged Students
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2019
All supplies collected will be put in the Supply Zone for Teachers’ new Hygiene Section
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Schools Foundation is collecting hygiene products during the month of October to benefit low-income and homeless students in Brevard Public Schools.
All supplies collected will be put into the Supply Zone for Teachers’ new Hygiene Section, which is set to open mid-November 2019.
In previous years, the Supply Zone has hosted annual events to distribute hygiene supplies to those in need. This year, however, there are plans to establish a permanent hygiene section in the free store.
By doing so, the Supply Zone can offer a sustainable, year-round resource for educators to support their disadvantaged students.
More than 42,000 of those students came from low-income households last year, and nearly 2,400 were identified as homeless. Many of these children could not afford basic hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, or toothpaste.
“I’ve had teachers tell me about students who refuse to come to school because they smell or their clothes are dirty, and they don’t want to get teased,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, Supply Zone Program Manager.
“We want to eliminate this truly unfair reason for missing school, which is why we are excited to open our new hygiene section.”
The public is invited to drop off hygiene donations during the month of October at any of the ten public drop-off sites.
The Supply Zone will continue to accept hygiene donations year-round at their facility, in the Clearlake Education Center, located at 1225 Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Schreiber, Supply Zone Program Manager, at Schreiber.Elizabeth@Brevardschools.org or 321-617-7727.
Most needed supplies:
- Cleansing wipes
- Soap/body wash
- Dental hygiene products
- Female hygiene products
- New socks
- New underwear
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