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Hygiene for the Homeless

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Dawn Lorraine


Have you ever been offended by the body odor of a homeless or poor person?

Did you know that most food banks, churches and other charities provide generous amounts of food but usually do not have toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toilet paper?

Did you know that food stamps cannot be used for these things either?

Until recently I did not either. When someone who is homeless or barely surviving gets assistance, for some reason these necessary items are rarely available. I want to change that!

Last year while helping my brother re-enter civilian life after incarceration I started taking him to the food bank. As a skincare aromatherapist and product formulator I am extremely sensitive to smells. There were many occasions where the lack of hygiene of many of the people standing in those lines with us was so bad for me I had to go wait in the car.

Until my experiences in the food bank and social services lines, I never understood fully why the homeless...and the working often smell so bad. As I went through these lines with my brother I quickly noticed that milk, meet, potatoes and eggs were available but no soap. When we got his food stamp card and I took him to the grocery store I learned that he couldnt purchase these things either. If he did not have my home to come back to what would he have done? Unfortunately, this is the reality for the poorest of us.

My goal is to raise enough funds to create travel hygiene kits that can be given out at foodbanks, shelters, churches and charities all over the US. Each kit would contain: Liquid Soap, Shampoo, a Toothbrush, Toothpaste and deodorant...all organic and produced with wind power and hiring the disabled...furthering the positive impact even more. For as little as $12 you can purchase a kit to provide hygiene for a homeless or poor person.

I will start with the goal of $12,000 which would allow me to create 1000 kits. Will you join me?



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