"It's in the Bag" & "Stuffed Shirts" Projects

The Problem

Many homeless find themselves moving from one homeless shelter to another, carrying all of their clothes and other possessions in trash bags. Additionally, many homeless have limited and inconsistent access to personal care items, like soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, etc.

Plan of Action

Gather your friends, family, etc. and ask them to bring new or gently used soft suitcases, duffel bags and large backpacks, or, if bringing a soft suitcase isn't possible, bring a clean, new or gently worn, XL t-shirt to your home or workplace. Also, ask your participants to bring small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soaps, wash cloths, deodorant, tooth brushes and toothpaste, hairbrushes, body lotions, shaving cream, cotton swabs, and any other personal care items you might think of to your event. Please also include baby wipes, diaper cream, kids’ wipes, kids' shampoo and conditioner as well as kids' toothbrushes and toothpaste if possible.

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