To kick off the new year, Kits 4 Kindness donated 500 compact hygiene kits toward the OC Point-in-Time Count and Survey on January 24, 2015. The 1,500 volunteers “count to understand homelessness in our community in order to end it.” The kits, our contribution to the fight to end homelessness in Orange County, were handed by volunteers to the thousands of people sleeping on the streets.
For the 2014 holiday season, Kits 4 Kindness contributed to the spirit of giving by distributing a total of 300 hygiene kits at the Families Forward and Project Hope Alliance Thanksgiving events. As people lined up to receive Thanksgiving baskets, they also would receive a hygiene kit.
Kits 4 Kindness members volunteered at the Senior Health Expo and Resource Fair in October, giving away hygiene kits to the people there seeking help. We reached out to and helped over 500 people.
We partnered with Friendship Shelter, Mercy House, and Illumination Foundation to provide 200 men and 200 women with hygiene essentials for the end of summer and beginning of fall.
During our May 2014 Hygiene Kit Build, we put together 100 men’s and 100 women’s kits for a total of 200 kits. We donated the kits to Mercy House and the Illumination Foundation, both homeless organizations that do amazing work in Orange County.
Our first Hygiene Kit Build was a success due to an outstanding team effort. The kits went to Heritage House, a drug rehabilitation home in Costa Mesa. It brought us great joy to see that our small contribution could make such a difference. Our first Hygiene Kit Build inspired us to make more of an impact in our community.