Hello, my name is Amber Kelleher and as most of you know, I am deaf. I met one of my friends Ashiru Abubakar, who is from Nigeria, in high school when we both attended Illinois School for the Deaf. He is also deaf and attended ISD as a foreign exchange student. Ashiru and his friends are involved with a special project called Deaf Hygiene Initiative (DHI) which helps deaf people who cannot afford hygiene products. Every day deaf families all around the world struggle to live in a hearing dominated world. As a result, jobs are harder to find and needs are harder to fulfill. In places that are already stricken with poverty, some families are forced to use water without any hygiene products. Poor hygiene can obviously have many repercussions, including illnesses due to uncleanliness. The purpose of DHI is to reduce illness such as Malaria and improve health overall to those that need the help. DHI provides those in need with things like sanitizer, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo. However, there is an overwhelming amount of people in deaf communities who need these materials. As an organization, DHI would like to reach out to more people and become more successful. In order to do this, the project needs a little help from family and friends. DHI can use funds for things like gathering the materials and delivery of the products. Any amount would be very helpful in aiding families in need. Donations are very much appreciated and DHI cannot thank you enough.