For the length of the 2017-18 Hesston College athletic seasons, when fans attend a Lark athletic event, they can also help provide assistance to those in need around the world. At home games throughout the school year, Lark Athletics will collect donated items for hygiene kits that will be sent worldwide.
Working with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through the Central States office in North Newton, Kan., the kits will be sent to places throughout the world to help individuals and families who have fled their homes because of disaster or war and are struggling to afford necessary supplies, and to schools and orphanages to encourage healthy habits in children.
“We talked as an athletic department last year about working with one organization throughout a school year to make a difference,” said Rob Ramseyer, Hesston College athletic director. “We have so many athletes and events each year, we felt that if we concentrated our efforts, we could make a significant impact.”
A hygiene kit includes the following:
- One adult toothbrush
- One large bar of soap
- One finger nail clipper
- One dark colored hand towel
All items must be new and in the original packaging.
Hesston College student-athletes will also help MCC pack the kits and prepare them for shipping.
Those attending Lark athletic events can bring their donated items to any home game.