Welcome Kits Needed

Welcome Kits (1)

A welcome kit is a pack of toiletries placed in bedrooms for new residents when they arrive at the Emergency Shelter. Each kit contains basic items for use by the women and their children during their stay at the Shelter, which is often up to 30 days.

Separate welcome kits are created for children, so that they also get to feel a little pampered too, right from the start! The basic welcome kits contain the following new and unopened items (Please note we can only accept regular full size items due to choking hazards:

Basic Welcome Kit

  • Bar soap
  • Full size skin lotion*
  • Hair brush and comb
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner*
  • Toothbrushes and full size toothpaste*
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Tampons Pads & Panty Liners

Other items can be added to the basic kit to spice things up, and add a bit of extra pampering:

  • Face cloths
  • Bath salts
  • Sunscreen*
  • Hand wipes

Children’s Welcome Kits
It’s easy to make these kits special for the children at the Shelter! Have fun and add some cool, kid friendly items:

  • Child themed products
  • Full Size No tears shampoo and conditioner*
  • Full Size bubble bath*
  • Yummy toothpaste and soft toothbrushes
  • Tub toys*Regular, full sized products only. Travel sizes will not be accepted due to choking hazards.

There are lots of ways to package and present these Welcome Kits. Enclosed in a zip lock bag, tucked into a pretty cloth pouch, or all tied up with a bow in a gift bag, we are very grateful – and so are the women and children who receive them!

Welcome Kits are needed all year round, and make a fun and heartwarming group activity for friends, co-workers or school groups. If you would like more information on Welcome Kits, or our programs and services please contact Elizabeth O’Brien.


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