Welcome Home Kits

Help a Homeless Household Get a Fresh Start with a…
New Apartment Welcome Home Kit

At CCU, when we help an individual or family obtain an apartment after being homeless, they typically start from scratch. You can help them have a fresh start with a new apartment Welcome Home Kit.

Welcome Home Kit Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

PART 1: KITCHEN
[ ] Kitchen trash can (approx. 11-13 gallon)
[ ] One box of kitchen trash bags (13 gallon bags, 20 bags or more*)
[ ] Kitchen paper towels (2 rolls or more*)
[ ] One bottle of dishwashing liquid
[ ] Two kitchen handtowels/two kitchen dishcloths
[ ] One plastic dish pan
Approx. Cost of Above: $40
 
PART 2: BATH AND GENERAL CLEANING
[ ] Broom, dustpan and brush
[ ] Cleaning bucket
[ ] Two cleaning cloths/rags
[ ] One spray bottle all purpose cleaner
[ ] One spray bottle bathroom cleaner
[ ] Toilet Bowl Brush
[ ] Two bottles liquid hand soap
Approx. Cost of Above: $35
 
PART 3: FIRST AID AND TOILETRIES
[ ] One box of bandaids (100 or more* count, variety pack) OR first aid kit with bandaids
[ ] One tube of first aid antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin or generic)
[ ] One tube of toothpaste
[ ] Four toothbrushes
[ ] One bottle of general purpose shampoo
[ ] Bath soap (two bars or more*)
[ ] Toilet Tissue (6 regular rolls or 4 double rolls or more*)
[ ] One box or bottle of Laundry Detergent
Approx. Cost of Above: $35
 
TIPS
  • You can probably get everything for $100 or under by using coupons, watching sales or buying generic.
  • Buying generic is fine for most things! We've found generic band-aids aren't always the best quality though.
  • Combine with personal shopping to save money (i.e. buying 10 pack of bath soap for yourself? Donate 2 bars)
  • Work with friends or your church or civic group to do multiple kits, then you can buy bulk packs of many things and divide up.
  • Or work with two additional friends, each taking one of the three sections to purchase, combining into one kit.
  • Please DO NOT deliver spray bottles in large trash bags. They will roll open, spill, and ruin other items. Please ensure spray bottles are upright.

* OR MORE: When you see “or more,” there is no pressure to buy “more.” We need a general minimum to include in each kit. However, if a three pack of paper towels is on sale for cheaper than a two pack, go ahead and get the better deal.

Great Workplace or Church Project

Christian Churches United is a 501(c)3 non-profit social service agency founded as a collaboration of area churches to help those facing homelessness, poverty and incarceration. These kits are designed as a starter to get a household through their first few weeks while they get established, it is not intended to fully outfit their apartment.

For questions about how you or your church group, civic group, co-workers, VBS or other group can collect Welcome Home Kits, or more information on our housing programs, contact Steve Schwartz, Director of Development, at sschwartz@ccuhbg.org or (717) 230-9550.

Deliver Welcome Home Kits To

Christian Churches United
413 S. 19th Street
Harrisburg, PA  17104

Contact: Steve Schwartz, Director of Development
phone: (717) 230-9550   |   e-mail: sschwartz@ccuhbg.org

Welcome Home Kit Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

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