Keeping clean is an important part of remaining healthy, but families who have fled their homes because of disaster or war often struggle to afford these necessary supplies. Hygiene kits also are given through schools or orphanages to encourage healthy habits for children.
41,700 hygiene kits shipped last year to Burkina Faso, Canada, Cuba, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Ukraine, the U.S., and Zambia.
Contents (NEW items only)
- 1 adult-sized toothbrush (in manufacturer’s packaging)
- 1 large bar bath soap (leave in wrapper)
- 1 nail clipper (good quality)
- 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colours; approx. 40 cm x 65 cm)
- 1 wide-toothed comb (15–20 cm)
Thank you for limiting your generosity to the items listed. Due to strict regulations some countries have on the expiration date of toothpaste, MCC no longer asks for toothpaste to be donated with the kit. Instead, we will provide toothpaste with the kits when they ship from our warehouse.
Hygiene kits are distributed in a useful, double-drawstring cloth bag (30 cm x 43 cm/11¾ in x 16¾ in). You may:
- Sew the bag yourself
- Request bags from an MCC material resources centre or
- Donate contents that we will place in a bag.
Bring completed kits to an MCC drop-off location.