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 personal care products.
That’s why the Shelby County Education Foundation teamed up with United Healthcare. They dropped off thousands of personal care products at Kate Bond Middle School Friday. The products included items like shampoo, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.
Officials say a lack of proper hygiene not only affects a student’s physical health, but also their confidence and self-esteem. It can also lead to bullying and absenteeism.
The products will go to 10,000 low-income students at 20 Shelby County Schools.