IGUFB(I Gotch You Fam Backpack)By: Kiersten and Desteni
What Is The Problem? Homeless people aren't getting the basic needs for their safety and health. In an article from Springer Link it was stated that "When asked to prioritize five basic needs, 529 homeless adults in two Southern California beach communities chose good health above all others, followed by a steady income, a permanent job, a permanent home, and regular meals."
Above is a photo of an example of what would be put into our backpacks. Our organization will hand out flyers asking for donations similar to these products.
Our Mission Statement - Our organization's goal is to help provide the homeless with basic survival needs and to make their lives a little easier. We also want to help provide women with proper feminine hygiene products.
Why Is This Problem Important? It's important that our organization provides the homeless with something to carry their belongings in and some basic supplies to help them survive. According to an article about hygiene of the homeless, it says "staying clean is part of a daily struggle for thousands". Our bags can provide basic hygiene products for the homeless to help solve this problem.
Our Plan - Our organizations plan is to provide the homeless with backpacks that contains the basic necessities and a thin portable mattress. Our bags will also contain feminine hygiene products. We plan to supply local homeless people from the shelter with our bags. Every Monday and Thursdays, volunteers from our organization will visit local shelters to distribute our backpacks.
What Can You Donate To Help?
Hygiene Products, Ex: Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soaps, etc.
First Aid kits/Supplies
Clothes/Shoes (appropriate for the weather)
Hand Warmers For The Cold
Extras/Comforts, Ex: Coloring books, Crayons, Small toys for Kids