Press Release

Platte County Sheriff's Office
Mark S. Owen, Sheriff
415 3rd Street Suite 10
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-2424 (business)
816-858-3053 (fax)

Subject: Hygiene Products Donation Drive
Date: 2017-06-20
Author: Erik Holland
Public Information Officer
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Platte County Sheriff's Office
Mark S. Owen, Sheriff
415 Third Street, Suite 10
Platte City, MO 64079
(816) 858-2424 Business
(816) 858-3053 Fax

News Release

Date: June 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Erik Holland
Public Information Officer
816-858-2424

Reference Number

RE: Hygiene Products Donation Drive

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is starting a back to school donation drive to provide underprivileged adolescent females with hygiene products. The donation drive is being spearheaded by Sgt. Katherine Smith of the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Smith states, “Hygiene products is listed as one of the largest issues affecting regular school attendance for girls. The drive seeks to provide hygiene products to young females who are very much in need. Adolescence is a hard enough process for anyone to go through, even without the worry of having everything that you need. The stress of fitting in and making the right choices can be overwhelming. These stresses are often compounded further when financial pressures are present--the supplies that many take for granted become an immense burden when faced with having to decide between food and hygiene products or going to school or staying home.”

In order to build a surplus of these items for the drive, the Sheriff’s Office ask the community for their support by donating feminine hygiene products. People interested in donating can do so by going to http://a.co/9HUT4pj or by going to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office Back to School page on Amazon. Donations will also be accepted at the Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours at 415 Third Street, Suite 10, Platte City, Missouri.

Sheriff Owen stated, “This program will help meet an important need in our community. I am very thankful to Sgt. Smith for bringing this need and the idea for a donation drive to light.”

The Sheriff’s Office will work with area schools and Platte County health officials to provide these products to needy students later in the summer during back to school events and throughout the year.