Care Kits

For New Life Evangelistic Center’s Homeless Residents Tending to the needs of our homeless guests requires a considerable supply of personal hygiene items: toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, etc. These are year-round needs which require substantial resources. Care Kits […]

For New Life Evangelistic Center’s Homeless Residents

Tending to the needs of our homeless guests requires a considerable supply of personal hygiene items: toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, etc. These are year-round needs which require substantial resources.

Care Kits are used as welcome bags for new homeless and displaced guests at our shelters throughout the year. Individuals, families, groups, churches, schools, civic and service clubs, and corporations help us provide these Care Kits, and thus make a direct positive impact on hurting men, women and children in our community.

In addition to the hygiene supplies, your are welcome to include a card with your kit or an encouraging note. These cards and notes help personalize the kits and are a blessing to the residents who receive them. While the hygiene items are tangibly beneficial, your words of encouragement and inspiration lift up the spirits of our residents – some even carry the notes with them for months to come. So please do take the time to include a card or note with your kit. Please sign only first names – no last names.

If you or your group is interested in collecting items for and/or assembling Care Kits, please call our staff for details and delivery instructions at (314) 881-3218 or contact us by email.

Special Instructions:

We ask that each kit contains one of each item on the lists below.  Please do not add items that are not on this list.  We request small personal-size containers of:

  • deodorant
  • shaving cream
  • disposable razor
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body wash or bar of soap
  • wash cloth
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush

Place all contents in a one gallon-size Ziploc bag. Please do not substitute with other bags, such as paper, plastic grocery bags, etc.

Please do not include:

  • Mouthwash
  • Fingernail clippers or scissors
  • Over-the-counter medications (i.e. Aspirin, Tylenol, cold/flu relief)

If any of the above items are included in your kit, they will be removed by our staff.

You may also donate feminine hygiene products, but please do not include them in the Care Kit bags.

Thank you very much for following the above guidelines as you assemble your Care Kits. We truly appreciate your support for the men, women and children we serve!

For more details, contact us at (314) 881-3218 or by email.

 

Care Kit Item List for…
Children:

  • Card with note of encouragement
  • Children’s toothbrush
  • Toothbrush cover
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Bar of soap or body wash (travel size)
  • Pocket-pack of Kleenex
  • 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner (travel size)
  • New washcloth

Care Kit Item List for…
Men:

  • Card with note of encouragement
  • Pocket pack Kleenex
  • Disposable razor (just one razor per kit please)
  • Shaving cream
  • 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush cover
  • Deodorant
  • Bar soap or body wash
  • New washcloth
  • Dental floss
  • Toothpaste

 

Care Kit Item List for…
Women:

  • Card with note of encouragement
  • Pocket pack Kleenex
  • Disposable razor (just one razor per kit please)
  • Shaving cream for women
  • 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Deodorant (women’s scent, travel size)
  • Bar of soap or body wash (women’s scent, travel size)
  • New washcloth
  • Dental floss
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion (travel size)