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Key Club collecting hygiene products

The Sisters High School (SHS) Key Club is sponsoring a drive to collect hygiene products to be donated for future use at Sisters Warming Shelter or distributed through the Family Access Network.

The drive is set to begin on Wednesday, February 11, and run through Thursday, March 11, according to Susie Seaney, club advisor and teacher at SHS.

Key Club is a junior organization of Sisters Kiwanis Club, which is well known for its charitable work, including the local food bank.

According to Seaney, students wanted to do something to directly help the community, but wanted to keep the campaign manageable given the difficult times many are experiencing during the pandemic.

“They felt that asking people to donate things like a tube of toothpaste, shampoo, or baby wipes would be more practical than a bigger fund-raising project,” she said.

Other requested items include toilet paper, toothbrushes, and deodorant.

The Sisters shelter could not open this year due to COVID-19 health restrictions. Items collected for the shelter will be held in anticipation of opening in future months.

High school students can bring donations with them directly to SHS and community members can use a drop-off bin located outside the door of the SHS library (1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd.).

“The kids simply want to do something for people in need,” said Seaney. “It is important for young people to actively take part in our supportive community.”

 

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