Black River High School FFA Students
Hold Hygiene Drive
SULLIVAN, OHIO (Dec. XX, 2017) – For
the first time this school year, Black River High School students who are a
part of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization held a hygiene drive. The
collected items will be kept in the school district in order to help students
who attend Black River and may need these supplies.
The hygiene drive began on Dec. 5 and
concluded on Dec. 15. To get the drive started, the FFA funded the purchase of
several items. In the past, the FFA hosted a canned food drive during the
holiday season, but the group decided to shift the focus to the student body
this year who are in need of hygiene items.
“We wanted to put our schools first and
collect products that will benefit Black River students for months to come,”
said Christina Howard, FFA advisor and Black River agricultural education
teacher. “The idea was to gather anything students might need to take care of
themselves, like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, soap and so forth.”
The drive was a great success, with
over 230 items collected. The items will be itemized and stored in the FFA
room. Whenever a student needs one of the products, they can fill out a simple
request form and be able to anonymously pick up the items at their own
discretion from the school office.
“Even though the hygiene drive only ran
in the high school, the goal is to expand these drives in the future to all
Black River students,” said Howard. “Eventually, we hope to have these items
available in each of the buildings.”
During National FFA Week in February
(Feb. 17-24, 2018), the student organization plans to have another hygiene
drive for the middle and elementary schools.
“This is a great opportunity for our
school community to come together and support one another,” said Superintendent
Chris Clark. “Philanthropy should always start at home, and we are glad that
the students involved in FFA are finding ways to be charitable for the sake of
Congratulations to Mrs.
Howard’s homeroom for collecting the most items. The FFA would like to thank
all students and staff members that participated in making our school a better
place and community. If parents or
community members would still like to donate to the hygiene drive, please
contact Christina Howard at 419.736.3303.