CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - With many back-to-school supply drives in full gear, everyone wants to make sure students have what they need at home and in the classroom.
The organization “I Serve with Joy” is collecting travel-size hygiene products in order to put together more than 300 kits for area schools.
Executive director, Joy Campbell, says she started the hygiene drive after seeing a need in lower income communities while volunteering in schools.
“There’s a lot of back to school bashes going on and that’s wonderful and great,” Campbell said. “But sometimes there’s an unspoken conversation that needs to be had and how can you have that conversation if you don’t have the supplies.”
The group is looking for shower products, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant and socks.
“Our hygiene kits are super important,” Campbell said. “We do toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, just things that they would need that the don’t have at home. Or maybe things that they do have but they need to share.”
The public can drop off the supplies by the end of the day Thursday at one of many locations:
Texas Roadhouse - 2130 Melnick Dr., N Charleston, SC 29406
First Citizens Bank - 1319 N Main St, Summerville, SC 29483
Emely’s Hair and Beauty Bar - 2110 Greenridge Rd suit D, North Charleston, SC 29406
East Cooper Family Pharmacy - 913 Bowman Rd # A1, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
The Dog Wash - 148 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403
Southeastern Institute, Charleston, SC Main Campus - 2431 Aviation Avenue
Hampton Inn and Suites – 2688 Fernwood Dr., N Charleston, SC 29406