Shower to the People



Make “We Care” Bath-Packs!

Do it Yourself… with Family…. or at the Office.

“Share Your Bounty” by providing bags filled with soap, shampoo, conditioner and more to families 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 YOUR FAMILY OR COMPANY CAN HELP… 

The Shower To The People ‘We Care Bath-Pack Project’ is a personal and direct way to provide a community of moms, dads and children living in poverty with the personal care products they need to rise and shine each day.

How does it work?

First email us at moreinfo@family-to-family.org and tell us approximately how many “bath-packs” you or your company would like to make.  We’ll match you with one of the impoverished communities we help.

The idea is for your family/group/employees to come together at a designated time and fill one or more large zip-lock bags with brand new shower and personal care items for a variety of family types – e.g., families with young children, with teenagers, families with a baby, or just adults.

After we link you with a community, go shopping for the items, or if you’re participating at work, ask your co-workers to each bring in one bar of soap.  Your company buys the rest.

What goes in each ‘Bath-Pack’?

Each family should receive shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, a washcloth or lufa, toothpaste and between three and five toothbrushes.  If you would like to do even more, you can add in any of the following:


A plastic soap case
Body cream/moisturizer
Comb
Dental floss
Emory board or nail clipper
Cotton swabs
Lip balm
Shaving cream
Bandaids

Baby shampoo
Baby soap
Diaper cream
Baby wipes
Cotton swabs
Rubber ducky or bath toy
Baby hooded towel
Kids shampoo and conditioner
Kids toothpaste
Small hairbrush

 

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 bulk 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®.