Women’s rowing to hold hygiene product drive Saturday

Author: Erin Blasko

Main Building framed by Notre Dame Avenue trees. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame.

The University of Notre Dame women’s rowing team will host a drive-thru hygiene product drive for local K-8 students from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (March 20) in the parking lot south of Alumni Stadium, on the southeast side of campus near Twyckenham Drive and Angela Boulevard.

Donations will assist Brown Community Learning Center to create hygiene bags for students enrolled in the five South Bend Empowerment Zone schools: Warren, Wilson, Harrison and Coquillard elementary schools and Navarre Middle School.

People wishing to participate in the drive are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing while unloading items for sorting and bagging.

Drop-off will move to gate 8 of the Joyce Center, west of Alumni Stadium, in the event of bad weather.

For those who have no hygiene products to donate or who are unable to participate the day of the event, the South Bend Education Foundation is also accepting monetary donations online at https://www.edfo.org/community-resources/family-community-engagement.html.

Items of need are:

  • Hypoallergenic soaps or body wash
  • Face cloths or loofahs
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products, including sanitary napkins/liners of all sizes


Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127, eblasko@nd.edu