The United Way – CFUW Hygiene Kits initiative provides kits for women in shelters and those moving out of crisis shelters. Hygiene products are often overlooked as donations to shelters, food banks and other organizations. For women living in poverty, affording every day essentials can be a real challenge, and for women who are experiencing homelessness, it is an even greater challenge. The United Way Hygiene Kits will respond to some of the need that has been identified in our community. The hygiene kits will include: shampoo, conditioner, soap, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and other miscellaneous hygiene items. All members are invited to attend packing parties to assemble the hygiene kits. Karen MacKay and Heidi Burgess will organize these parties throughout the year.
In 2018-19, members packed 450 Hygiene Kits which were distributed to those in need throughout the community. CFUW St Catharines supports this project with an annual financial donation. If you would like to make an online charitable donation to this project via CanadaHelps please click on the button below.