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									Hygiene                                                                                              Baby
  Kit              HEARTS to JAPAN KITS                                                              Care
                                                                                                      Kit



              There is so much need in Japan. What can we do to help?
In situations following a natural disaster, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and
health for struggling families. Baby Care Kits help young mothers care for their newborn babies. First
Presbyterian Church will be coordinating the collection these kits through ________. You can help the
people of Japan.

What goes into these Kits?
  Hygiene Kit:
  • One hand towel measuring approximately 16" x 28" (no fingertip or bath towels)
  • One terry washcloth
  • One wide-tooth comb
  • One nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
  • One bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
  • One toothbrush (in original packaging)
  • Six standard size Band-aids®
  Place all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.

   Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste that has an extended expiration date will
   be added to Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment.

   Baby Care Kit:
   • Six cloth diapers
   • Two T-shirts or undershirts (no onesies 3 , 2 and 9 month T shirt sizes requested)
   • Two washcloths
   • Two gowns or sleepers
   • Two diaper pins
   • One sweater or sweatshirt (can be hand-knitted or crocheted)
   • Two receiving blankets (one can be a hand-knitted or crocheted baby blanket)
   All items should be new.
   Wrap items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with both diaper pins.

   Please do not include anything else in kits like notes or pictures. (hinders international mailing)

Where should finished Kits be brought?
Bring completed Kits to First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road and put in designated container
near parking lot door.

How will the kits get to Japan?
Kits will be sent and distributed via Church World Service (CWS) who works with a coalition of 32 Japa-
nese agencies.. Church World Service shipped from its warehouse and replenishes supples as people
donate new kits. Church World Services, recognized as one of America's Most Efficient Charities, has
earned an A rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and was named one of the Top 100 Highly
Rated Charities by GiveSpot.com.

How can I get more information?
Email rbanbury@fpcrichmond.org or clh2jsh@gmail.com for questions. More information on the kits can
be found on the CWS website at www.churchworldservice.com.

								
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