Imagine living in a place where you did not have access to running water and could not bathe or brush your teeth.
Now imagine having access to water but not being able to get the products that you need for proper hygiene
This past spring International Aid launched a program to Engage the Community, Activate the Church, and Impact the World. Since International Aid is already committed to providing medical equipment and health resources to global partners who serve in areas of need, playing off of that mission seemed to be the most logical route.
International Aid’s Hygiene Kit Program helps people whose lives are torn apart by disaster, illness, poverty or simply helps those without access to these resources on a regular basis. It is truly enough for people in these communities to focus on staying safe and staying alive during those difficult and trying times, but basic hygiene items can make a really big difference.
Hygiene Kits are life changing consumable goods that our partners can use every day in communities around the world, and are very helpful for those that are suffering or recovering from recent disruptions.
Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons including: personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Hygiene is a universal need so these hygiene kits can be distributed anywhere!
We have heard countless stories from partners serving in the mission field who have encountered people with easily treatable diseases and illnesses but without the resources to treat them. Having proper hygiene practices could have prevented many of these cases. This factor was a major component in International Aid’s decision to launch this Hygiene Kit Program.
In many other countries, the importance of hygiene is not emphasized as much as it is here in the United States. The lack of emphasis does not mean that it is not important to them, but rather how can they place such high importance on something that communities don’t have the proper resources to engage in. Here, in the United States, we know firsthand the importance of proper hygiene as we are blessed with access to all the resources that we need to maintain basic hygiene standards. Personal hygiene is one of the top needs for people struggling to obtain reliable sources of food, water and shelter. These hygiene kits offer that first line of defense against the spread of illness, a first step toward good health and they provide tangible hope for those who are suffering.
Through our Hygiene Kit Program we are able to provide a hands on experience that will Engage the Community, Activate the Church, and Impact the World. In this process, we are asking you to come alongside us in providing tangible hope through our Hygiene Kit Program.
Each hygiene kit contains a bottle of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, a comb, a bar of soap, and a washcloth and are then packaged and sealed in individual bags and packed in boxes for distribution. Participants are needed on a regular basis to help us make sure we will always have a prepared stock of hygiene kits in our warehouse ready to ship at any time. A small commitment of your time can truly help change someone else’s life.
Kit packing events are hosted at International Aid monthly and only take two hours of your time. In the same amount of time that you could watch a movie, you could change someone’s life by packing these hygiene kits. Kit packing is an excellent opportunity for youth groups, senior groups, scout troops, small groups, clubs, businesses, employee volunteer days, school groups, camps, and any individual willing to help make a big difference.
Be a part of the change and partner with us today!