Atlanta group gathers hygiene products for area kids in need

ATLANTA — Sometimes just a brief conversation with someone who sees a problem can motivate a creative mind to come up with an innovative solution.

By talking with his cousin, a teacher in the Fulton County school system, Johari Dozier, founder of the Clean Cargo Project came up with a plan Dozier believes can make a difference. She told Dozier there were a lot of students who did not have basic hygiene products.

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Dozier told Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway he got started by reaching out to the City of Atlanta about the possibility of placing bins full of things like deodorant and toothpaste in the city’s 16 “Learning Pods” scattered around the city.

“The learning pods are a place where the students can go to and gather internet access and laptops and stuff to make sure they get their school work done,” Dozier said.

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Dozier told Holloway his project has six bins packed and ready to go inside learning pods. The group sorted the items last week.

“They’ll be inside the learning pods so when they get access to the building to do their educational instruction then they get items as well whenever they need,” Dozier said.

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But the Clean Cargo Project still has ten more bins to fill. It’s why they teamed up with Sublime Donuts on 10th Street in midtown to collect the hygiene products the project needs to finish their mission.

“The type of products they’re looking for people to donate are items like toothpaste, soap and deodorant,” Dozier said.

Dozier explained to Holloway he plans to sleep in a tent near the donut shop until the remaining trash bins are filled.

He said anyone looking to help them or donate to the cause can check out the project’s website for more information.