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Shelby County Education Foundation & United Healthcare team up to donate personal hygiene items for students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – More than half of Shelby County students live near the federal poverty level and may not be able to afford hygiene and...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – More than half of Shelby County students live near the federalpoverty level and may not be able to afford hygiene and personal care products.

That’s why the Shelby County Education Foundation teamed up with UnitedHealthcare. They dropped off thousands of personal care products at Kate BondMiddle School Friday. The products included items like shampoo, deodorant, and femininehygiene products.

Officials say a lack of proper hygiene not only affects a student’sphysical health, but also their confidence and self-esteem. It can also lead tobullying and absenteeism.

The products will go to 10,000low-income students at 20 Shelby County Schools.