There are certain personal hygiene items that we all need every day. These would be items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, deodorant, tissue paper, wet wipes, combs, soap, etc… Also, when we cut or injure ourselves we normally have a band aid and some ointment close by. We take most of these things for granted and seldom stop to think what life would be like without them.
Hygeine and first aid kits for the homeless are simple to put together and very helpful. Just make a list of the basic items you would need if you were homeless and then purchase them in bulk and put them in a heavy duty ziplock bag. Here are some ideas for what to put in a kit.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Mouthwash (non alcohol type)
- Chap Stick or Vaseline
- Shaving Razor
- Wet Wipes
- Band Aids
- Adhesive First Aid tape and gauze pads
- Anti Bacterial Ointment
- Ace Bandage
These are just some ideas. You can also split the kits into hygiene and first aid. One hygiene per person and one first aid kit per camp.