By, Meghan Nevola
Class of 2021
Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education; minors in HDFS (Human Development and Family Services), Disabilities Studies, and Applied Music
During this pandemic, I have been doing my best to still be an active member of my community.
My parents are members of an organization called Kiwanis, which is an international service organization. There were a bunch of supplies piled up in my garage from a past service event that they did, so I decided to go through all of the boxes of shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, and more and sort them all out. I then made over 100 individual hygiene kits, all equipped with socks, a wash cloth, a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, chapstick, shampoo, soap, baby wipes, and more.
All of these materials were donated to Kiwanis so that they could make hygiene kits for the homeless. Especially in a time like this, where not many facilities are open, I think it is important to compile and send out the hygiene kits to those in need so they can do their best to stay healthy, clean, and happy in this time of stress. Not only did I do something good for my community, but I stayed busy and didn’t have to leave my house! I encourage you to find a service project that you can do for your community in the comfort of your own home.