Haller students gather hygiene products

Haller students gather hygiene products to benefit Arlington Community Resource Center
Hygiene driveHaller Middle School Leadership students spent the past two weeks gathering personal hygiene products as part of a schoolwide hygiene drive. The students gathered 1,130 regular size products, 220 trial size products, and $379.30 in cash donations. The products and money will be donated to the Arlington Community Resource Center.

“Every year, the Leadership students come up with a service project,” said Haller Leadership Teacher, Terri Stanton. “The students submit proposals and give a presentation.”

Eighth graders Max Caldwell and Elena Twitchell came up with the idea for the hygiene drive.

“While a food drive provides essential food for a family, lots of people overlook how important hygienic products are for students and families,” said Twitchell. “By donating these items to the resource center, more people will have access to these products.”

Carly Ovenell and Kyndal Payne helped promote the drive at the school by putting up posters. The Leadership class sets up different events throughout the school and holds fundraising events.

“You can’t just focus on yourself,” said Payne. “It’s important to help the whole community.”