Equinix and Bombas Provide Comfort with Hygiene Kits
A Clean the World Hygiene Kit is more than just a kit – these mobile-friendly assortments are uniquely crafted to supply hygiene resources to those in need.
Since the beginning of our hygiene kit program, we have expanded to offer four different hygiene kits in order to better serve our communities. Our veterans kit was designed to aid veterans struggling with homelessness in the United States – of which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates there are at least 37,000 on any given night.
In addition to the items (a bar of soap, a mini 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner bottle, a toothbrush, and toothpaste) found in a standard kit, the veterans kit also includes a washcloth, a razor, and a pair of socks.
Unfortunately, socks are oftentimes the most difficult and expensive item to obtain, for both organizations and individuals. Recognizing that socks are the most requested clothing item in shelters, certified Benefit Corporation, Bombas, supports the homeless community with their One Purchased = One Donated philosophy. As part of this philosophy, Bombas donated 50,000 pairs of socks to Clean the World this summer.
These socks have been included in veterans kits being distributed by partners all across the United States, providing much needed comfort and dignity to those in need. Recently, the Salvation Army of Redwood City received 400 veterans hygiene kits thanks to Equinix, the world’s largest IBX data center & colocation providers.
On July 15th, 2019, Equinix partnered with Clean the World to host an event, building 400 veterans kits to donate in Redwood City, CA. All 400 of these veterans kits have been received by the Salvation Army of Redwood City, with much appreciation:
“For two years I have been homeless and anything like this really helps. I can’t tell you how amazing to get this because we tend to get overlooked but it’s wonderful to have companies that help me with not just food but also small important items like this.”
To many, items such as soap and shampoo are everyday items. To thousands across the United States, however, these are luxury items.
Being able to provide hygiene amenities and a renewed sense of self to individuals struggling in our communities is nothing short of amazing. Thank you, Equinix, for selflessly assembling 400 hygiene kits and thank you, Bombas, for your wonderful donation. Together, we are making a difference every day.
“It was an amazing experience to see how their eyes light up as they saw one of their favorite items that they need the most…socks. Most of them were so happy and ready to change their socks because it was a way to have some warmth during the night.”
– Lieutenant Edgar Azueta
How you can get involved!
You too, can provide hygiene amenities to those in your community.
As part of Clean the World’s mission, we partner with businesses and other nonprofit organizations to provide hygiene education and amenities to individuals affected by natural crises, homelessness, and poverty around the world.
You can host your very own Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build Event. Hygiene kit builds make for great teambuilding events while giving back to the community, boosting your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). To schedule your building event, visit HYGIENE KIT BUILDS.