Shower Sheet Program
Hygiene for the homeless
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
In 2018, there were over 8,000 homeless people in Michigan. Statistics show the reoccurring number of homeless people grows 11% each year.
Over the last decade, the number of homeless people in the nation surpassed half a million. Those who are unsheltered, living on the streets, in encampments or other open places was more than 200,000 nationwide.
There is a huge homeless population on a local + national level, and the vast majority experience significant barriers to self-care and personal hygiene, including limited access to clean showers and hand washing facilities which lead to other monumental epidemics.
Access to adequate sanitation infrastructure, including toilets, showers and hand washing facilities, has long been identified as a precursor for personal hygiene and good health. Individuals experiencing extreme poverty, especially those experiencing homelessness, face reduced access to sanitation facilities and difficulties engaging in health-promoting self-care activities as a result. Reduced availability of public toilets in the United States in the last decade has a disproportionately negative impact on hygiene among individuals who utilize these facilities for daily self-care.
HOW WE WILL HELP:
- ACTIVATE OUR SHOWER SHEET PROGRAM
- DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS TO THE HOMELESS THROUGH SHELTERS AND ORGS STARTING IN DETROIT, MI & BEYOND
- RAISE AWARENESS FOR ALTERNATIVE & PORTABLE SELF CARE
Our individually packaged XL shower sheet will provide the equivalent of taking a shower. The user will be able to wipe down the face, body and hands with one towelette to sanitize, cleanse and deodorize.
The easy to use, convenient application will assist when sanitation facilities aren’t readily available, and in-turn help increase self care and hygiene.