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In the wake of emergencies and disasters, basic supplies are often difficult to find. But when volunteers such as you come together in spirit or safely in small groups, you can help ensure that someone's needs are going to be met.
Through the CWS Kits program, individuals, church groups and other volunteers assemble simple kits of supplies using our provided list of what is most needed after an emergency. They send those assemble kits to one of our warehouses throughout the year, so that we're ready to ship when disaster strikes.
What is the CWS Kits program?
How Do I Assemble CWS Hygiene Kits?
CWS Hygiene Kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean and healthy. From toothbrushes to washcloths, you can help ensure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency when even basic supplies are hard to come by.
Here's what you'll need:
- One hand towel measuring approximately 15" x 28" to 16" x 32" (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
- One washcloth
- One wide-tooth comb removed from the package
- One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the package (either one is acceptable)
- One bath-size bar of soap in the original package
- One toothbrush in the original package
- Ten standard size Band-Aids
Affordable wide-tooth combs can be found at discount suppliers such as sallybeauty.com. Search for "wide-tooth pastel comb" to see an example of combs that meet the kit requirements.
Here's how to pack the kits:
All items need to fit inside a one-gallon Ziploc type bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing.
Do NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each hygiene kit just prior to its final journey.
Please do not enclose money, toothpaste or other extra items inside the kits!
How Do I Get Kits to CWS?
You can ship your kits directly to one of CWS's staging warehouses. Or, if you live near a warehouse or a Kit Depot, you can drop them off as well.
If you have any questions, please contact Tonda Pirtle at email@example.com.