Kit Types


PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

  • First line of defense against the spread of illness and provide a bit of normalcy.
  • Items include: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, bandaids, hand towel, wash cloth, nail clippers and educational material: Stay Healthy Wash Your Hands.
  • Impact: local, domestic, international

U.S. DOMESTIC CRISIS KITS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

  • Variation of the personal hygiene kit designed to meet domestic needs. 
  • Men's kit includes the basic personal hygiene kit contents in addition to: deodorant, razor, and shave gel.
  • Women's kit includes the basic personal hygiene kit contents in addition todeodorant, razor, shave gel, and disposable feminine hygiene products. 
  • Impact: domestic, distributed in response to disaster or crisis (domestic abuse shelters and homeless shelters, such as City Union Mission).

WOMEN'S KITS

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  • Women and girls in the developing world and crisis situations are consistently a vulnerable population.
  • Kit additions include: a whistle, crank flashlight, 2 pairs of underwear, 2 reusable menstrual pads, washbowl, 2 bars of soap, 4 condoms and educational materials: Menstrual Health, Stay Safe Use a Condom, Pad Use/Care.
  • Impact: international, these kits address specific hygiene & safety needs abroad.

INCARCERATED YOUTH KITS

  • Partnering with the OneHeart Project to provide at-risk and incarcerated youth with a second chance.
  • Kit items include: body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, as well as socks and gloves.
  • Impact: local, domestic
  • Most young adults behind bars do not have access to these basic hygiene items due to the lack of funds coming into their commissary accounts.
  • Nationally, nearly 70% of incarcerated juvenile males are rearrested; the vast majority within six months of initial release. 

More kit types will be developed as needs arise.


KITS IN PROGRESS:

KEEP GIRLS IN SCHOOL KIT

  • One in 10 girls in Africa miss school during their period and eventually drop out. Ethiopia reports that more than 50% of girls miss between one and four days of school per month due to menstruation. (According to UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural arm).
  • Kit items include: reusable menstrual pads, whistle, crank flashlight, pairs of underwear, bars of soap, and educational materials: Menstrual Health Basics and Pad Use/Care.
  • Impact: international