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Opportunity Details

Make a Healthy Hygiene Kit for a Young Child

Did you know that SNAP benefits (commonly referred to as food stamps) do not cover basic hygiene products such as soap and shampoo? Thousands of cash-strapped families are struggling right now to provide food and shelter, and hygiene products have become a luxury they cannot afford. Help address this basic human need and reduce a stress on local families.

Volunteers are needed to create hygiene kits for young children containing the items listed below. Donations should be packaged in a large zip-close bag or a cellophane bag. Be creative! Include a personalized card or note to the child who will receive the donation or draw a picture. (Please keep messages generic—no holiday wishes—in order to be mindful of all beliefs.)

  • Child-size toothbrush
  • Full-size toothpaste
  • Bar of soap (in packaging)
  • Full-size shampoo
  • Full-size conditioner

To volunteer:

  1. Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile
  2. MANDATORY: purchase the items above and package them according to the instructions. Include your note, card, or drawing. Deliver items to:

    Sharing Shelf Warehouse
    47 Purdy Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
Hunger & Homelessness, Health & Wellness
Families, Homeless, Low-Income Communities
Consulting & Professional Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:13+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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Express Interest

Volunteers needed through 12/31/2022 | More than 100 spots remaining
Virtual (Virtual)
Jane Shelton

After expressing interest, the Opportunity Leader will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

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