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Toiletries
Passing out kits

Special details for Sunday morning runs.

Each group should put together toiletry kits in advance of the run. Collect travel sizes of the various items, and assemble into kits using gallon size zip-lock bags. Some drug stores will sell these travel size items in bulk at wholesale if you explain what you're doing. And Midnight Run has some supplies to supplement what you're missing.

If you can't assemble full kits, bring what you can. Individual items are welcomed as well, and are more appropriate for someone who is looking for just a bar of soap, or who has a beard and doesn't need the razor and shaving cream. Try to bring 40 to 60 kits, and some loose items as well.

The small size items are important, as full-size items are cumbersome to carry for people on the street. Toiletry items to bring, in order of importance:

  • Soap.

  • Toothbrush.

  • Toothpaste.

  • Shampoo.

  • Washcloth.

  • Razor.

  • Shaving Cream.

  • Deodorant.

  • Lip balm or moisturizer.

  • Feminine hygiene products. Small supply.

  • No Candy! Candy in toiletry kits (it's happened) yields soap-flavored chocolate!

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