Shower to the People

SPONSOR A FAMILY with a monthly supply of soap, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and deodorant…

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.


The Shower To The People Program is a personal and direct one-family-to-another giving program to help families in poverty receive the personal care products they need.

Modeled after our hunger relief program, donors sign up online to sponsor a specific family (you choose the community) with a recurring monthly credit card donation of $15.00.

We’ll send you information about the family, and use your monthly donation to provide “your” family with a regular ongoing supply of personal care items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and deodorant).


OR.Your one-time donation of $15 will supply a family in need with personal care items for one month.


Our hope is that through the distribution of personal hygiene products, we can provide families struggling in so many profound ways, with a restoration of dignity and personal pride.

Family-to-Family is proud to receive support for The Family-to-Family Shower To The People Program from High Ridge Brands, maker of Alberto VO5®, Zest®,  White Rain®, Coast® and Rave®. High Ridge Brands supports The Family-to-Family Shower To The People Program with funding as well as with generous donations of up to 3 million showers worth of soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner to social service organizations identified by Family-to-Family across the U.S.

Visit to learn more about High Ridge Brands’ donation.