Hygiene kit need for Covenant to Care for Children

Hygiene kit sample

A sample children/youth hygiene kit, assembled by members of the Gilead church.

The Women’s Fellowship and friends have taken on the task of creating children’s and youth’s “hygiene kits” for Covenant to Care for Children.

The need was raised by Catherine Haugh, who works with CCC and let us know about it after a visit on Sept. 18.

A hygiene kit is a small collection of essential toiletries that can be made available to a child in need. Typically, the kits are used for children or youth who have been displaced from their homes without their possessions. They are available to social workers, and are distributed individually as needed.

There is no “right way” to assemble a hygiene kit. Keep in mind that you are providing comfort and reassurance to a young person who needs it, and you will make a good start.

Typical items in a hygiene kit include:

[one_half]Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Bar soap

Shampoo

[/one_half][one_half_last]Conditioner

Deodorant

Shower gel*

body lotion*

[/one_half_last]*if choosing to assemble a kit for teenagers

Both boys’ and girls’ kits are needed, and welcome. Full sizes are fine.

Catherine sent a photo from the Gilead church, so we could see what a kit might look like. Again, remember that there’s no one way to do this!

Catherine will be a guest at Women Fellowship’s October 5, 2016 meeting (in the Atrium, 70 Cross Road, at 10 a.m.). While this is a one-time project for us, we will learn more about Covenant to Care for Children and how our church might enter in to the work of this Connecticut organization.

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