| 2.Shelter & Emergency Supply Bag or Hygiene Bags:Most people wouldn’t think twice about having soap, shampoo, or toothpaste in the house, but for some- over 900 homeless students in the , The national Center on Family Homelessness released a report today. A single toothbrush makes a difference and is so appreciated. Not too long ago we were at local shelter giving out clothing to the homeless children;even the tiniest daily necessity can be hard to come by.“Every donation is important Hygiene soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and other items from the 4 KIDS Bags list (List enclosed) Help Spouse Abused Children: Homeless Children : Emergency Supply Bag or Hygiene Bags: 4 KIDS Bags expanded to partner with homeless shelters by donating stuffed animals, coloring books/crayons and reading books for children living in shelters. Shelter: Homeless Shelter with children: Homeless Children* Also contect me or email me How to make Bag
4 KIDS PERSONAL Bag SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:
2 wash cloths (any color except black)
1 personal-size bar of gentle or facial soap
1 child-size soft toothbrush
1 small tube of toothpaste (.85 oz. size)
1 pocket comb/brush
1 pack of pocket-size tissues
1 small bottle of baby shampoo (4 oz. size)
1 tube of lip balm
1 small bottle of hand lotion
1 bottle of sunscreen
4 KIDS Hygiene Bag Helping Homeless Children
Kids and School
A Struggle, but Worth It.
There are 1.3 to 1.6 Million homeless kids on the streets of
America in an average year. It is not uncommon for many of these kids to
go to school while living in cars, vans, in encampments, shelters, motels,
hotels or with relatives while their parents (usually a single parent mom) are
toughening it out with no stable place to call home. Often they do
live with that parent in conditions far less than desirable, but homeless
For the most part, homeless kids have at least
one shepherding parent and the entire family is homeless.
According to state departments of education across the country, 35% of homeless
children lived in shelters, 34% were in group situations with family or
friends, and 23% were in motels or other places in 2000. Thankfully,
these youngsters are guaranteed an education by this country, the good old
What is Homeless Kids applies to all children and youth
who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, including children and
youth who are: staying with friends or relatives because they lost their
housing; awaiting foster placement; or living in emergency or transitional
shelters, motels, domestic violence shelters, campgrounds, inadequate trailer
parks, cars, public spaces, abandoned buildings and bus/train stations.
*Florida has nearly 50,000 children who are currently homeless, according to the report; of those, almost 21,000 are under age 6.
*The state ranked 29th among states based on children who are homelessness now, and 37th for its number at risk of having no home.
*Number of homeless children by county: Pinellas: 2,462, Hillsborough: 3,124, Pasco: 2,093, Polk: 2,219 school districts, even the tiniest daily necessity can be hard to come by,That’s why the 4 KIDS Charity (501-C3) project.
4 KIDS Charity (501-C3) project, (4(for) Kids In Difficult Situations Bags, is trying to help homeless or displaced children . “We are making backpacks/Bags loaded with of toiletries,
If you’d like to pitch in, here’s what’s needed:“Every donation is important. A single toothbrush makes a difference and is so appreciated. Not too long ago we were at local shelter giving out clothing to the homeless children. I would like to share a moment that touched me deeply involving a beautiful young girl with long light brown hair and huge brown eyes. She was 4 years old (she said she was almost 5). She would not eat her food. I had heard her 12-year-old sister pleading with her to eat. The little girl told me he just didn’t have an appetite. Well, to encourage her to eat, I decided to make a deal with her. I asked her to please take a couple bites as I had a surprise for her if she did. So she did. Then, I gave her a bag fill with new toothbrush, soap, and hairbrush. I have never seen a child be so excited about a new toothbrush, & hair brush! This child was elated! Her eyes got so big. And then she reach in the bag and wanted to give her sister something that was in the bag her sister said it for you (we did give the sister a small bag to).
These two girls are the types of children we are talking about – they have so little that even a new toothbrush & hairbrush gets them feeling like our children would on Christmas. All of us doing a little can make a huge difference. And please continue to pray for these homeless children and for this outreach. There are so many people to reach – and we will do that, one person at a time.”
All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-586-0840