Thursday, 24 March 2011 16:24

Hygiene kits needed to help in emergency response

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Hygiene kits need to be assembled not only for Japan, but for other Third World countries who ask for them almost daily. This list is very specific but must be followed as required by the World Health Organization. If these directions are not strictly followed they will not be accepted. Please be exact and be sure all items are new. There is a suggested donation of $1 to accompany each kit to help with shipping.

  • One hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” by 27”, no kitchen towels or micro fibers)
  • One washcloth
  • One comb (large, sturdy with wide teeth, no barber, pocket size combs or picks)
  • One nail file or fingernail clipper (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
  • One bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. or larger in original wrapper)
  • One toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child-size brushes, no multiple packs or those with dentist name and phone number)
  • One tube of toothpaste (6.4 oz. or larger; check expiration date as dates must be at least one year ahead)
  • Six adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages (regular size and wrapped in a rubber band)

Wrap the items in the hand towel. Further questions may be addressed to Pamela Perlmutter at (217) 525-8843, ext. 181 or at .