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Health Kits

Provide some basic personal hygiene or first aid items for people who either cannot get them or cannot afford them.

Example assembly. Some details may vary from the exact kit you choose.

Mexico Health Kits - Goodfield

  1. Cloth Bag
    • Any size
    • Pulled tightly closed
    • Alternative Option: Gallon Ziplock Bag
  2. Toothpaste
    • 4.6 oz up to 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
    • Must have Brand and Origin on label
  3. Toothbrush
    • Good Quality
    • Leave in Wrapper
    • Do not wrap in washcloth
  4. Comb
  5. Nail clipper
    • Wrap in washcloth
  6. Colored Washcloth or hand towel
  7. 1 or 2 bars of homemade soap in a bag

Midwest Health Kit - Goodfield

  1. Ziplock Bag
  2. Toothpaste
    • 4.6 oz up to 6.4 oz.
    • No snap tops
  3. 2 Toothbrushes
    • Leave in box or wrapper
  4. Nail Clipper
  5. Comb
  6. Bar of Soap
  7. Deodorant of any kind
  8. Bottle of Shampoo
  9. Washcloth
  10. Razor

Haiti Health Kits - Bluffton

  1. Drawstring Bag
    • About 8” x 10”
    • Pull closed
    • Do NOT tie in a knot
  2. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  3. Toothbrush
    • Leave in box or wrapper
  4. Colored washcloth
  5. Nail Clipper
  6. Comb
  7. 1 Bar of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  8. Deodorant
    • Any kind except aerosol

Lifeline Haiti Hygiene Kits - Fairbury

  1. Drawstring Bag
    • About 8” x 10”
    • Pull closed
    • Do NOT tie in a knot
  2. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  3. Toothbrush
    • Leave in box or wrapper
  4. Colored washcloth
  5. Nail Clipper
  6. Comb
  7. 1 Bar of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  8. Deodorant
    • Any kind except aerosol

Jamaica Health Kits - Goodfield

  1. Drawstring Bag
    • About 8” x 10”
    • Pull closed
    • Do NOT tie in a knot
  2. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  3. Toothbrush
    • Leave in box or wrapper
  4. Colored washcloth
  5. Nail Clipper
  6. Comb
  7. 1 Bar of Purchased Soap
  8. 1 Bar of Homemade soap for laundry (optional)
  9. Deodorant
    • Any kind except aerosol

Navajos Health Kit - Fairbury

  1. Drawstring Bag
    • About 8” x 10”
    • Pull closed
    • Do NOT tie in a knot
  2. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap lid
  3. Toothbrush
    • Leave in box or wrapper
  4. Washcloth
  5. Nail Clipper or Tweezers
  6. Comb
  7. 2 Bars of Soap

LSM Girl Health Kit - Bluffton

  1. Pack in a Pillowcase
  2. Bath Towel
  3. 2 Washcloths
  4. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  5. Toothbrush
  6. 1 Bar of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  7. Hair Brush
    • For African/Am hair type
  8. Medium Size Hand Mirror
  9. Small Colorful Barrettes for end of braids

LSM Girl Replenishing Health Kit - Bluffton

  1. Pack in a Pillowcase
  2. 2 Washcloths
  3. Toothpaste
    • 4.6 or 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  4. Toothbrush
  5. 1 or 2 Bars of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  6. Fingernail Clippers
  7. Small Colorful Barrettes for end of braids

LSM Boy Health Kit - Bluffton

  1. Pack in a Pillowcase
  2. Bath Towel
  3. 2 Washcloths
  4. Toothpaste
    • 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  5. Toothbrush
  6. 1 Bar of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  7. Comb
    • For African/Am hair type
  8. Medium Size Hand Mirror

LSM Boy Replenishing Health Kit - Bluffton

  1. Pack in a Pillowcase
  2. 2 Washcloths
  3. Toothpaste
    • 4.6 or 6-7 oz.
    • No snap tops
  4. Toothbrush
  5. 1 or 2 Bars of Soap
    • Purchased or Homemade
  6. Fingernail Clipper

Mexico First Aid Kit - Goodfield

  1. Pack in any type of bag
  2. 10 gauze
    • Preferably 4 x 4 but any size
  3. 10 bandaids
  4. 20 cotton balls
  5. 20 q-tips
  6. 1 ace bandage
    • Any size
  7. 1 roll of medical tape
    • Any kind
  8. 10 safety pins
    • Connected together
  9. Spanish first aid book

Shipping to HarvestCall Distribution Centers

Please follow these instructions to ensure all items are properly labeled to eliminate confusion and wasted time at Distribution Centers.

Start Here

  1. Contact kit coordinator Carol Indermuhle, indermuhle@ohio.net or (330-658-4731) to determine which kits are currently needed.
  2. Read detailed instructions for your kit type so you can prepare:  
    • Bag to pack items in (some are purchased and some are sewn)
    • Items for in the kit
    • Labels for each box of kits
  3. Bags for the kits can be made or inexpensive bags can be purchased at www.tansclub.com. Instructions for making drawstring bags or zippered sewing bags can be found at:  
  4. Purchase items for the kits. (Note: School supplies can often be purchased for a good price during the back-to-school sales.)
  5. Labels are required to each box of kits to ensure that it gets routed to the correct distribution center. To obtain labels you may:  
    • Order 3”x 4” labels with the HarvestCall logo and print required information on them (see example). Call 765-250-4295 or email info@harvestcall.org to order labels.
    • Order 3”x 4” labels already printed with your type of kit, kit contents, etc. by calling 765-250-4295 or emailing info@harvestcall.org. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.
    • Print your own labels on your own 3”x 4” blank labels (or print on plain paper and cut and tape them to the box.) Be sure your labels have all the required information on them.
  6. Organize a work night and create an assembly line to pack the kits.
  7. If using drawstring bags, after filling the kit, tie the strings in a bow so the contents don’t spill out. If it is in a knot and needs to be cut, they can’t reuse the tie string bag
  8. Completed boxes of kits can be delivered to the Distribution Center nearest you. Be sure to put the correct distribution center on the label and the kits will be routed appropriately. The distribution center for each kit is listed at the end of the kit title. 
  9. For questions concerning Haiti kits, contact Brett/Cindy Shorb cindys@adamswells.com
  10. For questions concerning Jamaica kits, or Jamaica CCCD kits, contact Alan Roth alan@rothstoneworks.com

Feel free to contact Carol Indermuhle, indermuhle@ohio.net or (330-658-4731) with any additional questions.