P-3921

Campbell County Hygiene Projec

Description

Financing

Documents

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History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Wyoming

Total Budget: $5,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Activity Type: Water: Volunteer Services

Summary: Package and distribute hygiene packages to individuals in need in Campbell County, Wyoming.


A few years ago we heard that many children participating in the Shop with a Cop program at Christmas were using that opportunity to get basic hygiene items instead of toys. After hearing of this we spoke to several nurses and counselors we found as the industry in Gillette had declined many families were unable to afford basic hygiene items.

In 2019 as a club project we decided to put together hygiene packages to deliver to the Title I schools in Campbell County and the local homeless shelter. Each package contained a washcloth, travel sized shampoo and conditioner, soap, and dental hygiene items. For the adult packages we also added a razor, lotion, and deodorant. We were able to distribute about 900 packages to both the Title I schools and the homeless shelter in 2019.

We had great success with the hygiene project in 2019 and decided to continue with the project. Once again in 2020 we packaged and distributed packages to the Title I Schools, the homeless shelter, the Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation, and the Volunteers of America. We made a few changes to the packages and distribution process last year. First, we distributed packages to the Title I Schools based on data received from the local chapter of Blessings in Backpack. Second, we gave the students larger sized hygiene items and did not add dental hygiene items as Title I schools can receive those items through another donation source.

After our club assembles the packages, they are delivered to the local organizations and the Title I schools. The Title I schools make the decision on how to distribute the hygiene packages to the students. Some schools put the packages in with the Blessings in a Backpack, while others keep the packages in the nurse's office and distribute as needed.

During the upcoming year we would like to increase the number of hygiene packages distributed to both the Title I schools, as well as the number donated to other local organizations that have a demand for the packages.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Gillette

Primary Contact: Roxanne Witt

Email: roxjordan80@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Gillette (5440)

4-Jun-21

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Total

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

4-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

6-Jun-21

by Roxanne Witt

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

6-Jun-21

by Roxanne Witt

System Entry: Project signed by Roxanne Witt.

6-Jun-21

by Lyn Velle

System Entry: Project signed by Lyn Velle.

6-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Tyler Miller.

6-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jennifer Toumela.

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