Pack Hygiene Kits for the Homeless/Appetizer Potluck/Games

On the Saturday before Christmas, a group sponsored by the Sierra Club goes to Skid Row at Midnight (when the Mission closes, so they know that those on the street are truly the most unfortunate, they have no home, no bed for the night), and plays "Santa," distributing clothing, blankets, socks and gloves, food, toiletries, and toys.  They finish up with a short "urban hike" around downtown, ending at the Pantry about 5 in the morning.

This year I will not be able to do the hike but I will still be assembling my usual hygiene kits, and you're invited to help me assemble the kits.

UPDATE - 12/5 all the items in bold are covered - YAY! - THANKS!  Those not in bold - the numbers in parentheses show how many people have committed to bring, so we still need the difference between that and the original number.

 

75 hand towels - Dee (40) Judi (10)  Carol (25)

75 wash cloths - Judi (10) Charity (50) Carol (15)

20 toothbrushes - Evelyn

35 tissues - Tara

50 deodorant - Michelle

50 nail files - Fonda

50 combs - Tara

35 shampoo - Jennifer (10) Wanda (25)

30 conditioner - Jennifer (10) Wanda (20)

35 toothpaste - Evelyn (20) Anita (10)  Carol (5)

60 razors

20 body lotion - Jennifer (10)

45 hand sanitizer

Since we're meeting at lunch time, let's make this a casual appetizer potluck as well.  I will have plenty of sodas, water, coffee and a few appetizers or finger foods.  Please bring something to share, homemade or purchased, we can keep it simple, no need to go to any trouble.

AND..............HOPEFULLY...........some people will hang around and play some board/card/word games????

 

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  • Tara

    Had a great time. It was a pleasure to meet all of you.

    December 10, 2012

    • Carol

      Hi Tara, glad you enjoyed the afternoon, and I look forward to seeing you at another event soon!

      December 10, 2012

    • Annette K.

      It was a pleasure meeting you too. Hope to see you again soon.

      December 10, 2012

  • Wanda

    Carol, thanks so much for all you do for others.

    December 10, 2012

  • Annette K.

    Fun! Terrific company, great food, and a good cause - what a perfect day!

    December 10, 2012

  • Charity G.

    Carol... I am coming from church so I might be a tad bit late...

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring 20 hand sanitizers

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I can't make it on Sunday but I have trial size stuff that I would like to donate. Is there anyone going on Sunday that lives in or near Burbank that I can go drop the stuff to? Thanks!

    December 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live in Sherman Oaks so I can swing by. Call me[masked] on Sat to make arrangements.

      December 7, 2012

  • Annette K.

    I'll bring 60 razors

    December 7, 2012

  • Wanda

    I'll bring 25 shampoo, 20 conditioner.

    December 7, 2012

  • Anita

    I'll get 10 toothpaste and little bit of few things.

    December 7, 2012

  • Jennifer

    I'm bringing 10 shampoos, conditioners, and body lotions.

    December 5, 2012

  • Charity G.

    I will bring 50 wash cloths :)

    December 2, 2012

  • Michelle T

    50 deodorant sticks, 1/2 men 1/ 2 women

    November 28, 2012

    • Carol

      Michelle - all the basic hygiene kits are generic (although we pack a few extra "ladies" kits with lipstick, perfume, etc.), so it doesn't matter which you get, although women are probably happier using men's deodorant than men are using women's deodorant (on the other hand, they probably won't complain about getting all this stuff free). Anyway, just saying, no need to go to any special effort, whatever you get is fine.

      November 28, 2012

  • Dee M

    40 hand towels. Also, if items are still needed after everyone comments, I'll see what else I can get.

    November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Carol - No spots left, but I'll bring my donations by your house. What a wonderful idea!

    November 28, 2012

  • Evelyn

    I will bring 20 toothbrush and toothpaste combos.

    November 27, 2012

  • Tara

    I will bring combs and tissues.

    November 27, 2012

  • Joan R.

    Is anyone coming from the North Hollywood area? I just found out that I will not be allowed to drive by the date of this event. If not, some lucky person on the waiting list can have my spot.

    November 19, 2012

    • Annette K.

      Hi Joan -- I can swing by and pick you up.

      November 19, 2012

    • Joan R.

      Thank you so-o-o much.

      November 19, 2012

  • Lupe O.

    Oh no! Missed the RSV :( I will keep collecting and contact Carol for delivery....nice to see the quick responce amoung MSK! That's why I love this group (meetup) it's a group of loving, giving women.

    November 4, 2012

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