New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie St, Kilmarnock KA1 1BL

Hygiene and Wellbeing Packs

New Laigh Kirk Hall, 35 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock

Who is entitled to a hygiene pack?

EACHa provide a hygiene pack to every man, woman and child who presents as homeless in East Ayrshire.

Who makes them?

Volunteers from churches throughout East Ayrshire collect toiletries which are made up into packs at a central point. The packs are distributed to people in homeless hostels, temporary accommodation and Women’s Aid. Around 600 packs are handed over every year – contents of the packs all donated by members of local churches. A true example of churches working together.Toy packs for each homeless child

What do the packs contain?

Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, roll-on deodorant, hair brush, face cloth, sponge, toilet bag, hand towel, nail brush, emery boards, toothpaste, toothbrush. In addition, items specifically for males, females or babies: Nappies, baby lotion, baby wipes, nappy cream, shaving gel, disposable razors, moisturiser, sanitary items.

Toy Packs

We provide Toy packs for each homeless child and run a gift scheme for under privileged children at Christmas.

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How you can help

All volunteers are given basic training on befriending, and ongoing support and further training opportunities are provided.

If you would like more information on becoming a befriender, or to volunteer at the drop-in, contact Emma or Janice at:

Emma Wylie

(EACHa Project Co-ordinator)

Janice Grant

(EACHa secretary)

Our volunteers

Wish to donate?

If you or your church would like to help, donations of food, toiletries, toys or cash to buy them are always welcome. For further information: Maureen Colvin Tel 01563 537906 or email [email protected]

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