ABILENE, Texas — Over the weekend, Junior League of Abilene will be packing 5,500 hygiene bags for students in the Big Country.
The Suds Buds Program provides children in need with everyday items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste.
The program has been going on for 20 years and more than 30,000 kits have been distributed.
This year, the Junior League extended its donations from primarily low-income campuses to every single elementary in the Abilene Independent School District.
"We really want to meet the needs of children in Abilene, as the need for hygiene grows, so did our suds and buds project," Elyse Lewis, Junior League of Abilene, said.
Lewis said its not only hygiene its their health.
“Students who can show up clean and not worry about those issues are in a better place to do well," Lewis said.
The Junior League will spend Saturday morning at the local food bank to form an assembly line to get the 5,000 kits out to those in need.