So, what does it look like to give a hiipKit to someone in need? Our team (and some stellar volunteers) takes to the streets to connect with those who are often forgotten or ignored in our community. And, after talking to a few folks who spend their days in some of San Francisco's harshest areas, we've come up with a small solution to the lack of interaction we feel exists.
Each kit is loaded with conditioning shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, lip balm, and sunscreen (I bet you didn't think we'd think of the sunscreen, did you?). We think these things are basic necessities and offering them to others gives us a chance to get to know them a bit better; if not that, we at least get to connect with someone we may have not had the chance to interact with before.
Want to know a little bit about the homeless issue in the United States? Here are a few stats we found alarming. Just think: by buying a cute new bag, you can participate in changing the situation for someone in your community. Imagine what it would mean to someone to receive something, a thoughtful kit, from someone they have never met, letting them know how special they are.