In light of the challenges that people in Houston are facing, the students of Santa Rita Sprouts in Tucson, Arizona, are doing what they can to show their support. The students felt it was important to focus on service as they kick off the school year. The hurricane itself may be over, but the aftermath of the storm still has emergency crews working in full force. As the water recedes, families will be in need of essential hygiene supplies. This is why the students have decided to donate soap from their inventory to contribute to relief efforts.
In addition to sending their own goods, students are also accepting donations from other schools, classrooms, and EdCorps who wish to help. The Sprouts will arrange for the collected items to make their way to those in need.
If you are in the Tucson area and wish to donate goods (refer to the list below), you can drop them off at Santa Rita High School during school hours or reach out to Josh Ruddick at Joshua.Ruddick@tusd1.org. Students will be accepting donations until September 29,2017, after which they will arrange for transportation to the Houston area.
The Sprouts are accepting the following items:
- New towels
- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Hand soap, bar soap
- Razors/shaving cream
- Toilet paper
- Feminine hygiene products
- Diapers (adult, baby)
- Hand sanitizer
Santa Rita Sprouts is a second-year EdCorp that is run by students at Santa Rita High School in Tucson. Students are growing organic produce and botanicals and providing healthy and natural options to their local and global community. Learn more about their business here.