100 Hygiene Items for the 100th Day

Sponsored by Hunt Meadows' Kindergarten Classes

Supporting the Dream Center

The kindergarten classes at Hunt Meadows are very excited about their 100th Day of School grade-level project. We hope to exceed our goal of collecting 100 hygiene products by Friday, February 3. (We would love to exceed our total from last year, which was 366 items!) All products are being donated to the Dream Center in Easley. Community members who attend classes at the Dream Center can earn Dream Dollars in order to get personal hygiene products that they and their families need. Will you partner with us as we reach out to our local community?

*All hygiene products can be dropped off in the main atrium of Hunt Meadows or at any kindergarten classroom. See a sample list of needed products below.

Hygiene Products

  • Mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Dove soap (original)
  • Baby powder (22 oz)
  • Baby wipes
  • Kleenex boxes
  • Toilet paper
  • Clorox wipes
  • Dish washing soap
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Disposable razors (women's)
  • Shaving cream (women's)

How This Project Came About

Last school year, Mrs. McKinney's class read Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. As she read a chapter aloud to the students every afternoon, her students began to empathize with the main character in the story, Jackson. As her class openly discussed some of Jackson's struggles, her students realized that there are students in our school and people in our community that have real-life needs. By allowing her students to discuss homelessness and poverty, they came to realize that they can help people in their own community who are facing similar struggles. They brainstormed ideas of how they could help others and then they reached out to the Dream Center of Pickens County. They decided to collect 100 hygiene products by the 100th day of school. In four weeks, Hunt Meadows collected 366 hygiene items and donated them to the Dream Center!!!

This school year we decided to continue supporting the Dream Center by making this a grade-level project! We have been reading childrens' literature such as Those Shoes, A Shelter in Our Car, and Something Beautiful to help us empathize with others and inspire us to take action in our own community!