Hygiene Kit Materials 

  • 1 Hand towel 
    • 15 x25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 Washcloth 
  • 1 Toothbrush
    • Adult size only
    • Do not remove from original packaging 
  • 6 Adhesive bandages 
    • ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
    • Common household Band-Aids
  • 1 Bath-size soap 
    • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
    • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
    • Do not remove from original packaging 
  • 1 Comb
    • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
    • No pocket combs or picks, please
    • Rattail combs and combs without handle are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
  • 1 Metal nail file or nail clippers 
    • No emery boards, please
  • 1 plastic bag 
    • One-gallon size sealable bag only
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste 

Important Notice 

 All items must be new.

 Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.

 Please remove all packaging, unless otherwise specified above.

 All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Due to the fact that strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the request items-NOTHING MORE.

 DO NOT include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste and shipping place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations. 

 UMCOR does require that all patriotic symbols be removed from the kit contents. For example, if an item in a kit has a stamp that contains the American Flag, that stamp must be removed, covered or blacked out.

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