Care Kits

For The Homeless Tending to the needs of the homeless 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 The Homeless

Tending to the needs of the homeless 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. Our Street Ministry also passes them out to the homeless at various posts throughout the city.  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) 787-7285 or contact us by email.

Special Instructions:

We ask that each kit has one small travel-size container of each item on the lists below.  Please do not add food items that will spoil or expire within 90 days.  Place all contents in a one gallon-size Ziploc bag. Please do not substitute with other bags, such as paper, plastic grocery bags, etc.

You may also donate feminine hygiene products, creating bags for women vs. bags for men.

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) 787-7285 or by email.

 

Care Kit Item List for…
Children:

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

Care Kit Item List for…
Men:

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

 

Care Kit Item List for…
Women:

  • Card with note of encouragement
  • Pocket pack Kleenex
  • 1 Disposable razor
  • Shaving cream for women
  • 2 in 1 Shampoo/ Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush cover
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (women’s scent)
  • Bar of soap or body wash (women’s scent)
  • 1 New washcloth
  • Dental floss
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Feminine Hygiene Products