Supporting Our Sisters Sleeping Rough

What We Give

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Tampons

Tampons are a period essential, a thing many women take for granted. Prolonged use of tampons can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome and can be fatal; many of our ladies are not readily able to afford or access fresh tampons and are forced to use their tampons for longer than recommended, which has serious health implactions.

Our packs include:

  • Regular tampons
  • Super tampons

We prefer 16, 32, or 40 packs.

Featured here: Cottons Organic Tampons (regular)

 

Sanitary Pads

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We like to provide our ladies with many options for their period, and after many conversations with out sisters we found many of them like to use sanitary pads. Pads are easy to use if our ladies are on the move or do not have access to water or soap to wash their hands.

Our packs include:

  • Regular pads
  • Super pads
  • Overnight pads

We prefer single or double packs.

Featured here: Tsuno Organic Overnights. 

 

Shampoo & Conditioner

For us, washing our hair is the ultimate luxury to make us feel squeaky clean, and we believe our ladies probably feel the same way.

Our packs include:

  • 1 x Shampoo
  • 1 x Conditioner
  • or; Conditioning shampoo

We prefer travel or hotel size products. We also accept home packaged travel bottles of either product.

 

Featured here: Sunsilk mini pack ($3 from pharmacies).

 

Soaps, Body-Wash, and Wet-wipes

An absolutely vital part of our packs! People sleeping rough may not have access to round the clock hot showers like we do, so when they do it is important that they have product that can get the job done properly. Wet wipes are extremely handy during menstruation as they can be used to do regular cleaning and help prevent germs that may cause illness.

Our packs include:

  • 1 x Soap Bar
  • or: Body Wash 
  • 1 x Wet Wipes

We accept any soap bars, travel size body wash and any wipes.

 

Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Dental hygiene is such an important part of our health, and unfortunately one of the most expensive and less available services in our country. Poor dental hygiene has been linked to gum disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and respiratory infections.

Our packs include:

  • 1 x Single Toothbrush 
  • 1 x Toothpaste 

We accept any size tooth paste.

Featured here: Colgate travel size toothpaste.

 

Paw Paw, Hair ties, and tissues

The small essentials no one really thinks about as being too important, often have multi-use for people sleeping rough. Paw Paw can be used for cuts, scabs, or skin conditions; tissues can be used to keep clean, wrap and dispose of tampons or as TP; Hair ties can band things together or be used to repair things.

Our packs include:

  • 2 x Personal Tissues Packs
  • 1 x Paw Paw
  • 2 x Hair Ties

We accept any donations off these items as long as they can be carried around with ease.

Featured here: Pure Paw Paw

 

Deoderant and Moisturiser

If shower access becomes hard, deodorant is the perfect item to feel fresh. Moisturiser is perfect to keep skin soft and help heal any cuts or skin infections.

Our packs Include:

  • 1 x Roll on Deodorant
  • 1 x Travel Size Moisturiser 

We accept: Roll on deodorant in plastic bottles, and travel size moisturiser or moisturiser in that comes in tubes.

We do not accept: Roll on deodorant in GLASS bottles and AEROSOL deodorant. 

 

Water and Fruit

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Every person should have access to clean water and fresh fruit, but sometimes this is unattainable. We like to provided these necessities in our packs for our ladies to enjoy and refresh. Water and water bottles can also be used for cleaning so they are a hand thing to carry around.

Our packs include:

  • 1 x Water Bottle
  • 1 x Piece of Seasonal Fruit 

We accept any donations of fruit and water an are currently on the look out for a regular fruit donor

 

Snack~Packs

To sweeten the deal during that time of the month we also include a small bag of treats for our ladies. These usually include things such as chocolates, chips, muesli bars, crackers, biscuits, lollies, and the occasional baked good.