This summer we decided to give out toiletry packages to those without a home. After our last project, we found many people were in need to items that would help with personal hygiene.
We put together 200 packages.
For women: underwear, nail clippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, deodorant, chapstick, bandaids, shampoo, sunscreen, soap, Qtips and tampons.
For men: underwear, nail clippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, deodorant, shampoo, sunscreen, chapstick, bandaids, hairbrushes, baby wipes, soap and Qtips.
We received $755 in cash donations, in addition to countless items. We used the funds to create 200 packages: 85 men, 69 women, and 47 unisex. We also bought 250 bananas and pears, 240 croissants and bagels, 98 granola bars and 355 bottles of cold water. Each package contained a handwritten note.
We distributed the items on Sunday, August 9th, outside the CCNV/Open Door Shelter, McPherson Square Park, Bethany Women’s Shelter, Clarendon/Courthouse and on parks and sidewalks.
We thank you for your contributions and support.