A hygiene pack is delivered to every man, woman and child who presents as homeless in East Ayrshire.
Volunteers from churches throughout East Ayrshire collect toiletries which are made up into packs at a central point. The packs are distributed to people in homeless hostels, temporary accommodation and Women's Aid. Around 600 packs are handed over every year - contents of the packs all donated by members of local churches. A true example of churches working together.Some quotes from those who have received packs:
"I was homeless and had no benefit in place and it felt magic to have a bath and I thought how great it was that someone bothered to help me."
"Getting these toiletries meant a great deal to me as I wasn't in receipt of benefits for a while and had absolutely no money to buy these things."
Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, roll-on deodorant (no aerosols please), hair brush, face cloth, sponge, toilet bag, hand towel, nail brush, emery boards, toothpaste, toothbrush.
In addition, items specifically for males, females or babies:
Nappies, baby lotion, baby wipes, nappy cream, shaving gel, disposable razors, moisturiser, sanitary items.