About Our Kits

 
Every kit is lovingly put together with great thought towards making it as beautiful as possible. Many of the items in the kit are hand-made with love. The women's kits are beautifully color coordinated. Each child's kit follows a color theme inspired by a book, action figure, or doll and is age and gender appropriate. 100% of our kits are made from donated items and all are created by our marvelous volunteers. Our goal is to let these families in crisis know that they are loved by us in the community and by their Heavenly Father. And to inspire them to have hope for the future.

Each kit contains a card with a message of hope and love. Every child's kit contains a lovely felt heart. Imagine the trauma the children are feeling being taken away from everything that is familiar to them; their home, friends, school, all their belongings and going to a strange place. Finding these bags of love on their bed as they enter the shelter is a huge comfort. We often hear that the children repeat over and over, "Is this really mine?" 

We give 4 basic types of kits: Battered Women's Shelter Kits, Sexual Assault Kits, Refugee Kits, and Police Kits. 
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What Goes Into the Kits?

Battered Women's Shelter Kits

Women's Kit

  • New bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth and bath puff
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes, dental floss
  • Full size shampoo with matching conditioner
  • Full size body wash, lotion, and soap
  • Deodorant, razor, comb and any cosmetic items we receive
  • Hat and Scarf
  • Journal

What else?

We also give a special message and a felt heart with each kit so that these cherished men, women, and children can know that someone out there loves them... and that God loves them too. A similar message is given in our Sexual Assault, Police, and Refugee kits.

Children's Kit

  • New full size towel and wash cloth

  • 2-in-1's or 3-in-1's, travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap for children 10 and under

  • Full size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, deodorant and soap for children 11 up

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Hair accessories and jewelry for girls

  • New activity books and coloring books

  • New or very gently used children's books for all ages

  • New or very gently used stuffed animals, Build a Bears, Doll, porcelain dolls etc.

  • Book bag containing crayons, markers, pens, pencils, erasers, scissors, glue, notebooks, etc.

  • Toys, games, Yo Yo's and balls

  • Journals for boys and girls 9 years and up

  • New quilts (Crib size 45x60) or

  • Fleece Blankets (1 1/4 yards fleece for toddlers, 1 1/2 yards for older children

  • Hats

  • Fleece Blankets (1 1/4 yards fleece for toddlers 1 1/2 yards for older children)

  • Baby kits also include receiving blankets, afghans, bottles, sippie cups, burp cloths, bibs, jingle boxes, rattles, baby head-to-toe wash, and lotion  

Sexual Assault Kits

What are they?

When a victim of sexual assault is brought to the hospital, often their clothes and anything else they had with them will be taken for evidence in hopes of finding DNA of the attacker. These kits help victims of sexual assault by giving them clothing, self care items, and a reminder that there is still some good in the world.

What's in them?

  • T-shirt/sweatshirt
  • Sweatpants
  • Underwear
  • Sports Bra (for women)
  • Flip Flops
  • Socks
  • Blanket
  • Hotel Sized Hygiene (shampoo etc.)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Brush/comb
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chapstick
  • Panty Liners (for women)
  • Snack
  • Face Mask
  • Adult Coloring Book
  • Colored Pencils
  • Message & Heart

Police Kits

What are they?

Police kits are kept in the Trooper's vehicles and are given to children in any number of stressful, difficult situations. These items provide great comfort and distraction for children while the police can help out. 
We also create flight bags for the police to give to people who need to quickly flee from their home. These bags carry essential items that allow people to get to saftey quicker and in a more organized fashion.

What's in them?

Kits are tailored to different ages, but these basic items are included in each.
  • Blanket
  • Toy
  • Stuffed animal
  • Jingle Boxes
  • Book
  • Bracelet & necklace (for girls)
  • Crayons 
  • Colored Pencils
  • Activity/Coloring book
  • Sippy Cup (for young children)

Refugee Kits

What are they?

These kits are given to organizations that help refugees fleeing from war, opression, and violence. We want these refugees to know that they have a place in our communities and feel some hope and love for their new life.  Kits are given to all ages, from children to adults. 

What's in them?

Kits are tailored to different ages, but these basic items are included in each.
  • Lotion & shampoo
  • Ball
  • Bib
  • Cloth diapers, disposable diapers, pull up, or underwear
  • Hand towel
  • Soap
  • Clothing
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toy Car
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Wash cloth
  • Jingle Boxes
  • Bib
  • Comb/hair accessories
  • Books
  • Marbles
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Pen
  • Journal
  • Heart & message