Solar Shower Ministry

Being able to shower regularly helps a person in several ways.  First, it is important for personal hygiene reasons.  Second, it lifts a person spirits, refreshes them, and gives them a better outlook on life.  Third, if you smell nice people will want to be around you more.  The problem is, if you don’t have a home, where do you take a shower?

A solar shower is a great solution to this problem.  A solar shower is a vinyl bag that holds about 4 – 5 gallons of water.  It has a hose and shower head built into it as well as a little cut off valve.  They cost about $6 at Academy or Walmart.  To use a solar shower you fill it up, let it sit in the sun to warm up, and then take a shower.  These are commonly used by campers and also on sailboats.  I use one myself when I go sailing and they work very well.

This is something that you would want to offer to homeless camps.  I normally get them two.  They often use one for showers and the other for washing dishes.  A backpack is a great way to transport a full shower bag to camp from a water source.