At our Cultural Fair on Saturday, we collected lots of supplies to make Hygeine Kits for Haiti. On Sunday, I purchased any items we still needed and with the help of my kids, we put the kits together. They are being donated to Presbyterian Distaster Assitance.
Here is a photo of the 40 kits we made!
We had a handful of items left and we gave them to another group who is putting together kits.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project.
At our Cultural Fair on Saturday, 1/23, we will be collecting items to be donated to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. They collect and distribute items to people recovering from disasters, including the most recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. My goal is to put together at least 25 Hygiene Kits from our cluster. The necessary items are listed below. You may bring one item, multiples of the same thing, packages that I can split up like bars of soap or Band-aids or a complete kit. Anything you can bring will help. I will purchase any items needed to complete the kits and drop them off.
This project is something that you could involve the kids with. Many of them have been hearing about the earthquake at school. You can discuss what earthquakes are and how people need help afterward. They can help find the items at the store to feel like they are doing something to make a difference.
This would be a great activity to work on with them on Monday, when they are out of school. There has been a campaign in recent years, for people to look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a Day of Service to honor his legacy, rather than just a day off of work or school.
Hygiene Kit (previously Health Kit)
1 — hand towel (approximately 16″ x 28″, no fingertip or bath towels)
1 — washcloth
1 — wide-tooth comb
1 — nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
1 — bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 — toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 — Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips
Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. I am working on a cluster service project to help in the disaster recovery efforts. I will send out details as soon as it is confirmed.
If you would like to do something immediately, here are some links for organizations collecting monetary donations: