Nursing students plan Hygiene Drive

The Oregon Coast Community College Student Nurse Association has announced its 10th annual Hygiene Drive.

Each year for the past decade, students in OCCC’s nursing program have set up tables at various Lincoln County retail stores to collect personal hygiene items for children in need.

Lynn Barton, a member of the nursing faculty, says this year the program has teamed up with an existing Lincoln County-based support program.

“Unfortunately, many children and their families are in need of personal hygiene supplies,” Barton said. “We can help through a simple donation to our Lincoln County-based family support program, H.E.L.P. – the Homeless Education & Literacy Project.”

People can donate to the program simply by visiting one of the locations while nursing students are collecting donations of key items, as well as monetary contributions.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Bi-Mart, Lincoln City

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Walmart, Newport

The OCCC Student Nurse Association encourages the community to consider donating any of the following items: shampoo, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, skin lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, hair ties, brushes and combs, mini first aid kits, hand sanitizer, underwear, socks, diapers, laundry detergent and lice kits.

About OCCC

Oregon Coast Community College serves Lincoln County through centers in Waldport, Newport and Lincoln City. The college offers two-year associate degrees and a variety of transfer degrees, as well as numerous less-than-one-year certificate programs. New for Fall 2018, the college has launched a new teaching degree program, and an early childhood education program is slated to launch with the Winter 2019 term.

To learn more about the college and its programs and services, visit

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