We are in the process of filling 100 tote bags. What to avoid: Cheap socks, cheap gloves, and most clothing items in general. It is hard to judge a person’s size, and there are many shelters and ministries that provide decent used clothing (include a list of such places in your care kit), but good socks and gloves are a huge necessity and much harder to come by than, say, a t-shirt. Avoid hand sanitizer, mouthwash, anything with fragrance, and large items. Soap, because anywhere they can get a shower will likely offer soap. Hand sanitizer and mouthwash because they have alcoholic content, and this is not a good idea for potential addicts. Fragrance, because it is insulting, and many people have sensitivities. Large items, because they are difficult to carry.
If you feel lead to contribute, we will have a tote for collected items at the church.
Look for the following items:
Bibles (we have these)
Scarves (we have these)
No rinse shower wipes