Self-care. It's important.
It's a necessity.
But it shouldn't be a privilege.
Not having enough money doesn't make anyone any less human.
We all know feeling good & good hygiene go together like, you know, PB&J.
So, for those in challenging circumstances, good hygiene & feeling good is, more often than not, a simple luxury most of us take for granted.
We Are All One.
Hygiene Equality For All.
What goes into a Hygiene Kit?
Toothpaste / toothbrush, shampoo / conditioner, deodorant, comb or brush, lotion, tissues, feminine hygiene products and/or shave Cream and razor, handcrafted Goat Milk Soap Bar and handcrafted inspirational card.
Each kit costs around $7-8 depending on contents, including a mini backpack to hold the contents.
*products in hygiene kit may vary from what is shown.
Basic self-care is access to good hygiene.
For many, especially the unhoused, basic hygiene is a luxury.
As of 2021, more than 326,000* people experienced
at least one night of sheltered homelessness in the United States.
HOMELESS IN LA AND NYC.
As of January 2020, 161,548 people experienced homelessness in California. New York, a not so distant second, counted 91,271 homeless on any given night.**
In 2020, the homeless population in Los Angeles rose to 63,706 total sheltered and unsheltered - a 12.7% increase from the previous year. Due to a surge in Covid-19, the 2022 homeless point-in-time count has been post-poned.
In June 2022, there were 50,287 homeless people, including 15,866 homeless children, sleeping each night in New York City’s main municipal shelter system. A near-record 18,832 single adults slept in shelters each night in June 2022.†
Lack of affordable housing is cited a contributing factor to this growing crisis.