Pollak Library High Impact Student Practice has a new team, Team Hygiene! This team is dedicated to helping make Fullerton a cleaner place. Julia Santana and her team of Library Administration students have found a new place to take their hygiene kits for this purpose.
Due to permit and health issues, the community is no longer able to serve food to the homeless at the Metrolink Train Station, so Santana and her team were not able to give out their hygiene kits. Fortunately, St. Andrews Church has graciously accepted their services. On Friday, August 14, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, they will be able to give out their hygiene kits to the homeless while they receive free dinner from the church.
St. Andrews Church
1231 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
Serving an Italian lunch and handing out popcorn hangers at Fullerton City Lights worked out. Student assistants signed up to bring food, and with help from library faculty, money was donated to get more food. The extra money will be saved for the students’ December drive. The team was welcomed with a ‘Thank You’ poster for what they did for them in June with the hygiene drive.
Their August project theme is still in debate. A Hawaiian theme is an option, such as giving out Hawaiian punch or rolls, but Santana is also looking for something more beneficial for the residents’ teeth. It has been mentioned that they have sensitive teeth due to low income and little resources. They could use something more substantial that will last a long time, such as sunscreen and toothpaste.
Team Hygiene is looking for help. Getting involved in community service and connecting with the community is part of high-impact practices, something that all students should get involved in. Even if you aren’t part of Library Administration, or just a student on campus, your help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone is welcome to join and participate in the dinner on Friday, the project for August, or even in the December drive.
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