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Hygiene Products in Demand at QCC’s Food Pantry and Resource Center

July, 2020
  • PTK students make hygiene kits for QCC's Food Pantry and Resource Center. The entire QCC community is invited to participate.
    PTK students make hygiene kits for QCC's Food Pantry and Resource Center. The entire QCC community is invited to participate.

Being a part of QCC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society means more than just good grades, it means being a part of something bigger than you are. It means helping out your community and taking part in community service projects.

While the pandemic has limited some of the available community service projects that PTK members can still do (members need two community service projects and to attend two general meetings in order to earn their gold stole), one current service project that is ongoing is making hygiene kits for the QCC Food Pantry and Resource Center. PTK students who participate and make two complete hygiene kits will be eligible for one community service project.

According to PTK Advisor Bonnie Coleman, who plays an integral role in the food pantry and resource center, there is a great need for hygiene products at the food pantry.

“As fast as we get items in they are gone. The students are so grateful,” Ms. Coleman said, adding that the project is not exclusive to PTK students and anyone can make and donate a hygiene kit.

PTK students who are participating in order to earn a community service project must include one of all items listed below (new, factory sealed products only).

  • Soap (individually wrapped)
  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)
  • Toothbrush (individually packaged)
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Tampons, Sanitary Pads
  • Hand Sanitizer (individual size)
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Diapers (medium size)

Anyone who is interested in making a kit or in donating items to add to a kit, can email Ms. Coleman at bcoleman [at] qcc.mass.edu for more information about how to make a donation and properly package it.

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