P-4091

Suds Buds

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Abilene, Texas

Total Budget: $1,396

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: The Suds Buds project helps Abilene children affected by poverty in the Head Start program and selected Title I campuses in Taylor County


The Suds Buds project is administered by another non-profit group, the Junior League of Abilene. They raise money and items to help Abilene children affected by poverty in the Head Start program and selected Title I campuses in Taylor County as well as the Homeless Youth populations identified by AISD. Suds Buds provides basic hygiene items for students who otherwise couldn't afford such items in the middle of the school year when the need for assistance is especially great. More than 4,500 students and families benefit from our packages each spring. The group typically raise money and needed items in the fall and have a "pack night" in early winter to provide the packs during the spring season.

A care pack includes items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant soap, deodorant, shampoo. Other items include boxes of laundry detergent when needed. Additionally, 300 lice kits are provided to the schools to provide the student/families on an as needed basis. There are typically not enough lice kits to hand out. Junior League Volunteers gave over 100 hours to this project this past year (even during COVID). Additional supplies will be available for all of the assisted schools whom request extra packets beyond the additional distribution.

The cost of one hygiene pack is $2 each. The cost for a typical classroom of 22 students is $44. Each pack contains the following items: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant soap, deodorant, shampoo.

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Abilene

Primary Contact: Jared B Bailey

Email: jbailey@westernbank.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Abilene (5790)

23-Aug-21

$698

$698

$1,396

Total

$698

$698

$1,396

Project Supporting Documents


[27-Aug-21]
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[27-Aug-21]
check


[27-Aug-21]
goals 2021-22


[27-Aug-21]
MOU sig pages

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History Log Entries

23-Aug-21

by Jared B Bailey

System Entry: Creation of project page.

28-Aug-21

by Dusty Babitzke

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

28-Aug-21

by Dusty Babitzke

System Entry: Project signed by Dusty Babitzke.

30-Aug-21

by Jared B Bailey

System Entry: Project signed by Jared B Bailey.

30-Aug-21

by Chris Meeks

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Meeks.

18-Sep-21

by Dusty Babitzke

Grant Approved

15-Nov-21

by Dusty Babitzke

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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