Three Sussex Technical High School students recently spearheaded a campaign to collect dental care items and monetary donations for the Crisis House in Georgetown, an emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children.

Working on the effort were students Summer Beardsley, of Millsboro; Savannah Conaway, of Lincoln; and Rebecca Hitchcock, of Georgetown, seniors studying dental services and technology.

The students collected multiple boxes of toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss from various local dental offices. The drive was part of both Sussex Tech’s community service initiatives and community outreach through the dental technology program, said instructor Ryan Doherty.

“Our students are very active in the community, helping with drives such as this and educational efforts to young people at schools and child care centers,” said Doherty.

Crisis House provides housing, workshops, counseling and referral and job search assistance for persons experiencing homelessness. Crisis House, operated by Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services Inc., accepts donations year-round, and can be contacted at 856-2246 or

Sussex Technical High School’s dental services and technologies program prepares students for employment as dental assistants and other dental health care opportunities, working in a modern on-site dental facility. Seniors complete Delaware dental radiological technology certification, observe dentistry practices and participate as dental assistant trainees.