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In southeastern Kansas, teens from low-income families are in dire need of hygiene products

Hygiene products, such as those pictured, are much needed by teenagers from low-income families in a local town.

PITTSBURG, Kansas. — A Pittsburg State University (PSU) student helps teens from low-income families.

Shawn Harrigan, a graduate student in PSU’s social work program, teams up with Kaylee Coutler, a Communities in Schools (CIS) case manager, to get hygiene supplies for low-income families in the district. school of 250 USD.

Necessary hygiene products include: Small or large shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wipes and feminine products.

From now until Monday, May 2, must-have items can be dropped off at the FACT, Inc. store (FACT building), located at 411 East Madison Street in Pittsburgh.

The Hygiene Drive is also accepting monetary donations through Venmo, with all proceeds going towards hygiene products for low-income teens attending Pittsburg Middle School.

About “Communities in Schools”

Communities in Schools helps low-income families in Pittsburg Middle School
for more than 10 years, and currently assists more than 80 students who are educated there.

“This program helps teens get hygiene supplies and gives resources to families of students who sometimes can’t get them on their own,” said CIS Case Coordinator Kaylee Coulter.

“This program has been very effective for struggling families who need extra help,” Coulter added.

For more information on collecting hygiene products, contact Shawn Harrigan at (620) 230-9749 or by email at [email protected]


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