Toiletries Drive for The Covering House
Our all-school assembly on Monday, Oct. 17 marked the kick off of a toiletries drive for The Covering House. The Covering House is a local organization that helps teenage girls who have been victims of human trafficking here in St. Louis by providing housing, counseling, and financial support. Dr. Joy Powell addressed high school students about the organization, its mission, and its importance in the community. St. Louis is one of the top areas for human trafficking in the country, Dr. Powell said, and our whole community is affected by it.
Organized by seniors Christian Witte and Alex Telma, the toiletries drive will continue through the end of the month. Items collected will be distributed to girls who are staying at one of TCH's safe houses. Boxes will be located in the lobby of the high school and the entryway of the Junior School. Items that are especially needed include the following:
- Toilet Paper/ Paper Towels
- Hand soap
- Lotion – individual sized. No large lotions please.
- Hair products for bi-racial and African-American women
- Hair brushes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Bath Towel set (3 towels, 2 hand towels, and 4 washcloths of the same color)
Gift cards are also welcome. The most helpful ones are: Target, Steak N Shake, Ruby Tuesday's, Imo's Pizza, Waffle House, Subway, Cecil Whitaker's, Denny's, Pasta House, Bandana's BBQ and Amazon.
Our dress-down day on Thursday, Oct. 20 benefitted The Covering House. We raised $949.50!
The need is great, and we hope to educate our young men so they are aware and can begin to take a stand and make a difference.
More information about The Covering House can be found on their website.