DEODORANT, hair brushes, toothpaste and sanitary items can be expensive, but can also be items taken for granted for those who can afford to buy them.
With that in mind, Leeton High School year 9 students Hannah Pianca and Taylor Moore have started to work on an initiative that we collect these items and others for women in need in the region.
The pair are part of the GetSet youth mentoring program and, with the help of their mentor Krystal Roden, have set up the initiative.
Collection boxes will soon be available at the school and around town, with the Leeton Community Op Shop to help distribute the care packs to those who need them most.
“We’re also donating some to the school here,” Hannah said.
“They are just the things everyone take for granted … so much so that some people have to choose between food and this.”
The community has been urged to jump on board too.
“People can donate whatever items they can,” Taylor said.