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Hygiene Kits for People Experiencing Homelessness

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

In the safety of your own home! That can be in your kitchen or living room or rec room. 

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Just some family & friends to add to your donations (and perhaps a grown-up to help with mailing/delivery).

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

By providing daily essentials often not available to homeless individuals like shampoo and toothpaste, you will be providing items that can help people stay clean and healthy. PATH's outreach team will make sure the kits are delivered to people who experiencing homelessness living on the streets, and you can be sure that you are providing important daily care items AND hope to people in need.

DESCRIPTION

PATH is ending homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We do this by building affordable housing and providing supportive services throughout California.

PATH is constantly in need of hygiene kits for unhoused individuals at our various locations around San Jose. Our Outreach Team will deliver these kits weekly to homeless individuals around San Jose. Grab your family and friends and see how many travel-sized toiletry items you can collect for people who have been living on the streets.

 


ITEMS NEEDED

  1. One individual packet includes: travel size toiletry items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, sunscreen, wipes, face wash, water bottles, warmer items (for the cold season) hand sanitizer, moisturizer, socks, and small snack items such as granola bars or nut packs. 
  2. Optional Item : A message of encouragement/ positivity 
  3. Gallon-size Ziploc/zipper bags

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please do not include any razors. 


NEXT STEPS

See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS and organize your materials. 


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Purchase required supplies 
  2. Organize supplies
  3. Create your individual hygiene kits
  4. Email Jesse Gomez to coordinate shipment or drop off
  5. Be sure to let Jesse know that you found this activity through PGK! 
  6. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity