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.
57,640 hygiene kits shipped last year to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), Honduras, Lebanon, Ukraine, Iraq, Canada, Ethiopia and the U.S.
Contents (NEW items, in original packaging)
- 1 adult-size toothbrush
- 1 large bar bath soap
- 1 fingernail clipper (good quality)
- 1 hand towel (dark colour, approximately 38 cm x 64 cm/ 15 in x 25 in)
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.