McDowell Presbyterian Church Making Hygeine Kits For Needy
Floods. Fires. Earthquakes. Mud slides. Refugees. The list of catastrophes and disasters in the evening news is seemingly endless and overwhelming. It’s tempting to think there is nothing we can do from here. We are too few, and too far away, and the problems are too big.
Actually, there is a lot we can do, from right where we are. One of the things we can do to help is to put together hygiene kits – a baggie filled with simple items that folks left with nothing are in desperate need of, like a bar of soap or a toothbrush.
On Sunday, October 25th, from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m., at the McDowell Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women are hosting a chance to help those who seem so beyond our reach with some practical help in the form of hygiene kits.
The goal is to put together 2,200 kits – roughly one for every person in Highland County.
This is also a great way for children and young people have hands’-on experience with helping others. The kits items are easy to find and fairly cheap (a whole kit costs no more than $10). The item list is very specific, and includes:
1 hand towel (approximately 16″ x 18″ – no fingertip or bath towels)
1 wash cloth
1 wide-tooth comb
1 nail clipper (no separate metal files or emery boards)
1 bar of soap (in original packaging)
1 toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 Band-aids or other adhesive strips
PLEASE do not add toothpaste. Toothpaste with an extended expiration date will be added to kits just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.
You can put together your own kit at home and bring it, or purchase kit items to combine with others. Either way, come on out on Sunday, (rain or shine) and be a part of bringing a bit of help and comfort to those in need