Personal Hygiene Drive for United Methodist Children’s Home Society


As we look for ways to continue to support the children living at the Children’s Home, a review of their website at discovered a “Wish List” of items needed.  While many items are listed, it was decided that a request would be made for personal hygiene items.  Although many children would prefer sporting goods or other items of entertainment, the self-esteem of children who do not have simple hygiene items of their own, suffers.  Children living in an institutional setting have precious few items that belong to them.  Basic things that most of us take for granted must be shared with others.  That is why Together-In-Missions has planned a drive to supply personal hygiene items for these children.

For 2 weeks, beginning on March 22nd we ask the congregation for your support to bring a personal hygiene item from the following “Wish List” to be donated to the Methodist Children’s Home.  There will be a marked bin at each worship location (i.e. Sanctuary / Fellowship Hall) for these items to be placed.  Please note that while consumable items are needed, many of the items listed can be reused.  We ask that each of you pray for these children, that such a simple gift would be a reminder that God loves them.

“Wish List” for Personal Hygiene Items:

  • Body wash (for sensitive skin)
  • 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tooth paste
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Loofa Scrubs
  • Toiletry Bags
  • Bathroom / Shower mats
  • Laundry bags (net or canvas with drawstring

For those who may wish to supplement their personal hygiene donation(s) with something more entertaining, it is recommended that a gift card be considered.  They are always welcomed by the children.  These include gift cards to:

  • Local grocery stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Entertainment (i.e.: Dave and Busters, etc…)