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Female personal hygiene items being collected for area students

| November 22, 2019

COSHOCTON – When Amy Stone found out there were young girls going to school without the personal hygiene products they need, she wanted to find a way to help.

After reading on Facebook about a collection a woman did in Heath to help students there, she decided to try one for the Coshocton area. Now through Jan. 3, Stone will be collecting donations of tampons, pads, fragrance free cleansing cloths, panty liners, and Ipsy bags or other small bags that are similar to them.

“The Ipsy bags are cute little bags,” Stone said. “It’s a makeup company that sends you a bag every month with makeup. The bags will be used to put the donations in. A lot of teachers are having to pass out items to students, but these can make it more discreet.”

Donations can be dropped off at Shelby Theaters in Coshocton and Haarman’s Pallet Treasures in West Lafayette. Stone also is willing to make arrangements to meet people to pick up donations. She can be contacted through her personal Facebook page or through the Coshocton County Area Schools Donation Group page.

“We are going to start with River View and Ridgewood and then hope to have enough to do Coshocton as well,” Stone said. “We want to do all the high schools and junior highs and any extras will go for fifth and sixth grades.”

The products will be available to all girls regardless of income.

“Anyone can use these (the donations),” Stone said. “I want to help all the area girls.”

While they will accept monetary donations and gift cards and can write receipts, Stone would prefer the products themselves be donated.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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