1/18/2010

Making Hygiene Kits for Haiti




With the kids home form school today we thought it would be a good day to put together the hygiene kits for the people of Haiti.
The DuBois kids came over to help, with 9 children this went FAST!



We put together 20 kits total. But first, we had a short little mini FHE lesson for the kids. We had a chance to talk to them about service and helping others. I think as kids, sometimes they think even more than adults that they can't make a difference. We explained how working together kids can create 1,000's of kits to send to Haiti and make a huge difference. We talked about what kinds of service kids can do at home and school. They had some great ideas!




Making kits are very simple, the items I didn't have in my stockpile I got at the Dollar store. 
Hygiene kits provide disaster victims with basic items necessary for health and cleanliness.

Assembly Instructions

  • 2 unbreakable combs (no sharp handles)
  • 4 toothbrushes (packaged)
  • 1 tube of toothpaste (6-8 oz., no pumps)
  • 2 bars of soap (approximately 4 to 5 oz.)
  • 2 hand towels (new towels, approximately 15" by 25". Please do not use dish towels or washcloths. To sew towels, serge or zigzag the edges of terry cloth to make a 15" by 25" towel.)
Now, I will deliver these to my Bishops Storehouse to be sent to Haiti. If I didn't live close to a storehouse I could have mailed them.  Once donated, these items are processed and prepared for shipment to where they are needed most. In a typical year, the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center will ship about 12 million pounds of shoes and clothing, 1 million hygiene kits, and 1 million pounds of medical supplies to relieve suffering in more than 100 countries. 
Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104


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7 comments:

Melessa said...

Is that applicable for just your stake, or could I deliver them to my Bishop's Storehouse here in the Norman, Oklahoma stake? Because that's a great idea for FHE. Maybe we will just put them together and mail them.

Suzanne said...

It was a wonderful talk about how just the little things adults and especially kids can do to help others. Thank you Tiffany!

Kimberly said...

Such a wonderful thing to involve your kids in!!! Teaching them to care about others, even if you don't know them or see them face to face! Good job, you must be a wonderful Mom!

Kristen said...

Great idea to have the kids help - hard to believe they send 1 MILLION of those a year!

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Thank you! I'm off to the Dollar Tree.

Riahli said...

What a great way to help! Is there a certain amount you need to make? If I wanted to make these also would I just mail them in to the address you listed?

Tonia said...

I use to help out with these in the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake. It is amazing how many come in and have to be repackaged. Even if you package them well to mail them once they are opened and thrown in the bin they come undone. The ziplock bags were great to use or the ones with the zipper (that you pictured) were the best. It saves a lot of time for people volunteering.