Local volunteers, students solve problem

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
From left: Maci Barton, Macie Walker, Landrie Thomas (Jamie Lee’s daughter), Jamie Periman Lee and Ansley Harris (Jamie Lee’s daughter) show off the bags created to help girls in Cassville and Exeter schools. Contributed photo

Group makes more than 100 bags for female students

Cassville community members Jamie Lee and Skyler Bowman identified a problem and decided to take action and help.

This summer, these women worked with local students to compile bags filled with feminine hygiene products for young women at Cassville intermediate, middle and high schools. In addition to purchasing supplies, volunteers asked their Facebook friends and family to contribute to their cause and were able to gather enough products for more than 100 bags for Cassville students and approximately 30 bags for students at Exeter School.

Kristen Stough shows off an FCCLA award she won by participating in the project aimed at helping students with feminine hygiene at Cassville and Exeter schools. Contributed photo

If a student needs a bag, she can ask any female teacher on campus. All female teaching staff have them available at all times.

If anyone is interested in helping Lee and other volunteers with this project, they may be found on Facebook under the group name, "Fighting the Scarlet Crusade."

Cassville Middle School student Kristen Stough adopted this mission and as her Family, Career and Community Leaders of America event last year and won a club medal.