Proper hygiene is important for a child's health and self-esteem. At Refresh Little Elm, our mission is to ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items. We can only accomplish this mission with your help and the help of others. Please consider donating so we may be able to supply a quarterly Refresh Pack of hygiene items to every child in need in Little Elm ISD. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of many Little Elm kids!
Our organization connects with students in need through the Little Elm ISD school staff and administration. We work with nurses at each campus to identify students in need. Quarterly, we deliver individual pre-packaged bags (Refresh Packs) to Little Elm ISD schools that include essential hygiene products to last each child for 3 months. Our care packages are discreetly distributed to the students via the school and the student's identity is protected and confidential. Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender. A basic pack will include toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, lip balm, comb/brush, and lotion. Packages for those in middle and high school will also include shaving cream, deodorant, and feminine products. Ethnic shampoo and conditioner available upon request. We also include a Refresh Card (handwritten inspirational message of encouragement) in each pack.
Good hygiene promotes better health and prevents illness, infections, and rashes from spreading. Good personal hygiene increases self-confidence and helps children to feel good about themselves and their appearance. Lack of self esteem, especially during the teenage years, can negatively impact a student's performance in school as well as their ability to form meaningful relationships and friendships. Many situations (job loss, family deaths, divorce, medical issues) contribute to the numbers of those in financial crisis on the rise in our community. Hygiene items are NOT covered under government assistance programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), making the need for these items even greater.
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