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 help support CFUW St Catharines in its charitable work, you may donate to our Charitable Fund (Reg.# 88908 8365 RR0001) using any of the DONATE buttons. Donations may be made via e-transfer or with any major credit card. Tax receipts will be issued for donations.