Shower to the People


Make a ‘We Care Bath-Pack!’

Share your bounty by providing a bag filled with soap, shampoo, conditioner and more to a family in need.

For most of us, a trip to the grocery store means filling our shopping cart with much more than food… We may need soap or shampoo… laundry detergent or paper towels… toothpaste or toilet paper.

But for families living in poverty depending on government-issued SNAP cards for their weekly groceries (formerly food stamps), these non-food everyday necessities can be hard to come by.  That’s because while food items can be purchased with SNAP cards, non-food items can’t – meaning that if you’re poor, even a daily shower with soap and shampoo can be an unaffordable luxury.

The list of what families CAN’T buy with SNAP benefits includes a long list of things most of us wouldn’t dream of living without – soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, conditioner, toothpaste, laundry detergent, diapers, and everything we use to clean our homes.

HOW YOU CAN HELP… ONE-TO-ONE

The Shower To The People ‘We Care Bath-Pack Project’ is a personal and direct way for you to provide a mom, dad or child living in poverty with the personal care products they need to rise and shine each day.

How does it work?

Fill one (or more!) gallon size zip-lock bag with brand-new shower and personal care items for a man, woman, baby or child.  After you’ve made your “bath-pack,” we’ll link you up with a nearby shelter where you can drop it off — or with one of our receiving communities where you can send it.  Email us to tell us your zip code and let us know how many you’re making!

What goes in each ‘Bath-Pack’?


FOR A WOMAN:

Shampoo and conditioner
Soap and a plastic soap case
Women’s deodorant
Body cream/moisturizer
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Comb
OPTIONAL:
Dental floss
Emory board or nail clipper
Cotton swabs
Lip balm


FOR A MAN:

Shampoo and conditioner
Soap and a plastic soap case
Men’s deodorant
Shaving cream
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Comb
OPTIONAL:
Dental floss
Nail clipper
Lip balm
Cotton swabs


FOR A BABY:

Baby shampoo
Baby soap
Diaper cream
Baby wipes
Baby toothbrush
Cotton swabs
Rubber ducky or bath toy
OPTIONAL
Baby hooded towel


FOR A CHILD:

Kids shampoo and conditioner
Soap and plastic soap case
Kids toothbrush and toothpaste
Small hairbrush
Lip balm
Kids decorated band-aids

Consider making ‘We Care Bath-Packs’ as a community service project in your office or place of worship.

Our hope is that your ‘bath-pack’ donations will help provide families struggling in so many profound ways with a restoration of dignity and personal pride.

Family-to-Family is proud to coordinate personal care product donations to social service organizations across the U.S. from High Ridge Brands, maker of Alberto VO5®, Zest®,  White Rain®, Coast® and Rave®.