Mary Kay, Inc. Independent Beauty Consultant and 4-H Fredonia Star Riders leader, Aimee Rogers, created a unique opportunity for kids in her club to support their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fredonia Star Riders, with membership throughout northern Chautauqua County, is a Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Club, which provides the opportunity for kids to be leaders, learn new skills, public speaking, and the value of community service.
This particular club is equestrian-focused, so these kids are accustomed to frequent hand washing and maintaining barn hygiene to keep the beloved animals safe. Armed with first-hand understanding of how bacteria and viruses can be spread that can result in sick animals….an idea was born. The kids decided to transfer their knowledge of preventing infection in horses to preventing infection in their community. Just like in the barn, using hand sanitizer would help stop the spread of disease in the community.