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ATU Community Asked to Aid Hygiene Drive

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An Arkansas Tech University student is coordinating a hygiene drive to collect items for Russellville School District students in need and the Green and Gold Cupboard at ATU.

Senior Sydney Stone of Clarksville is leading the fourth annual drive, which has collected more than $80,000 worth of items during its first three years.

Student organizations and campus departments are encouraged to form teams and compete for bragging rights as the most generous. Team registration may be accomplished by sending e-mail to

Individual participation is accepted and service hours are available for ATU students.

Items are listed below according to how many points each is worth in the competition. Items with an asterisk next to them are identified as being most needed by students in the Russellville School District and those who utilize the Green and Gold Cupboard:

One Point Items
Body Wash
Cotton Balls

Three Point Items
First Aid Supplies
Hair Ties/Bobby Pins
Shaving Cream*
Baby Wipes*
Paper Towels*
Natural Hair Care
Lice Treatment
OTC Medicines
Toilet Paper (Packs of 6)*

Five Point Items
Menstrual Cups
Diapers (all sizes)*
Laundry Soap
Underwear (all sizes)
Socks (all sizes)