Senior Women to the Rescue

Rhiannon Rodgers, Photography Editor

Photo by: Rhiannon Rodgers
Journalism students were quick to donate items.

Senior Women Club held a  hygiene drive from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2  in which classes and organizations on campus could donate hygienic products. All proceeds will be donated to Cy-Fair Helping Hands where it will then be distributed to the homeless population throughout the Cypress area. As an incentive to put a push on the drive, there is a cookie party up for grabs for the group or organization that collects the most items.

Senior Women sponsor Meredith Owen organized the campaign along with the club members.

“I feel we have to take care of our homeless and these items are really hard to get, and a lot of people don’t donate these items. So I feel like it’s something we can do to support them and support our community,” Owens said.

There are plenty items that can be brought to participation with the drive such as:

  • soap or body wash
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • sanitary pads
  • tampons
  • hand sanitizer
  • deodorant
  • lotion
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • toilet paper
  • mouthwash
  • dental floss
  • insect spray

These items can be purchased at many places such as Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen’s or Bed Bath & Beyond.

The original end date of the drive was Jan. 24, but it was extended to allow participants more time to donate.Which helped the students and staff to get more items.

“Thanks to the generosity of our students and staff, Senior Women collected over 430 hygiene items for Cy-Fair Helping Hands (and more continue to pour in)” Owens said.

Health Sciences collected the most with 176 items which made them the winners of the cookie party.