ASHEBORO, N.C. — One Triad woman is taking care of high school students in need by handing out hundreds of personal hygiene bags.

26-year-old Kyosha Lowery graduated from Asheboro High School and returned to the school to help students.

Even though she was an all-star athlete and student, she was struggling at home.

She said she often had to help support her family by paying for groceries and taking care of her siblings.

Now, she's taking care of the students who walk in the halls she once did.

Over the summer, Kyosha collected personal hygiene items like deodorant, toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo.

Triad teacher collects 205 persona hygiene bags for students
Asheboro City Schools

Her original goal was to collect enough to make personal bags for 50 guys and 50 girls, but she got enough to serve 205 students.

“It’s been an eye-opening experience to work on this project. I’m so pleased with all we have accomplished and I’m even more pleased that our work will ultimately help someone else. At the end of the day, taking care of each other is what it’s all about," Kyosha said.

She calls this the Give Back project, but she plans to start a non-profit organization in the future.

Asheboro teacher collects personal hygiene bags for students
Asheboro City Schools