Hygiene Kit Instructions

Please make a Hygiene Kit which will be distributed to the victims of flooding. You may bring your completed kit to the Children’s Center.

Hygiene Kit Value: $12 per kit

  • 1 Hand Towel
    • 15 x 25 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
    • 3/4 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
    • No pocket combs or picks
    • 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

Assembly Directions

  • Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Bring it to the Children’s Center with the kit.
  • Lay out the hand towel flat on a table.
  • Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel.
  • Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth.
  • Fold over the sides of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items.
  • Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel, tightly.
  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.


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 requested 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 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 and place it in a separate envelope to 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.