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Volunteers Packing Food

LTWLA Hygiene Essentials Program (HEP): Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Introduction: The Hygiene Essentials Program aims to provide vital hygiene essentials to high school students aged 16-21 who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and may not have access to these necessities due to financial constraints. Our goal is to support approximately 400 students per year by offering care packages filled with hygiene products that promote personal wellness and confidence.

Purple Packages

Care Package Assembly

  • Volunteer teams will gather regularly to assemble care packages containing essential hygiene items such as:

    • Shampoo and conditioner

    • Body wash or soap

    • Toothpaste and toothbrush

    • Deodorant

    • Feminine hygiene products (for female students)

    • Shaving cream and razors (for male students)

    • Hand sanitizer

    • Facial tissues

  • Each care package will be thoughtfully curated to meet the specific needs of high school students.

Volunteer Using Sign Language

Donation Drives

  • Monetary donations will be collected to purchase hygiene products in bulk at discounted rates.

  • In-kind donations of new, unopened hygiene items will also be accepted.

  • Local businesses, community organizations, and individuals will be encouraged to contribute to the program.



  • Distribution events will be organized at designated locations within the community, at our partner schools.

  • Students in need will receive care packages free of charge, ensuring equitable access to essential hygiene products.

  • Confidentiality and privacy will be prioritized during distribution to respect the dignity of students receiving assistance.

In the Library

Education and Resources

  • In addition to hygiene products, educational resources on personal hygiene and self-care practices will be included in the care packages.

  • Workshops on topics such as proper hygiene habits, stress management, and mental health awareness may be offered to empower students with knowledge and skills for overall well-being.


Program Evaluation and Feedback

  • Regular assessments will be conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the program via anonymous survey.

  • Feedback from students, volunteers, and community partners will be solicited to identify areas for improvement and ensure the program's continued success.

Conclusion: The Hygiene Essentials Program not only addresses the immediate needs of high school students but also promotes dignity, confidence, and self-esteem among recipients. By coming together as a community to support vulnerable youth, we can make a meaningful difference in their lives and empower them to thrive academically and personally. Join us in creating a brighter future for the next generation of leaders.

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