J&H New Beginnings started off as an organization that primarily manufactured and distributed care packages to the homeless. Since then we have grown to take on other initiatives but care packages are a big part of who we are.
We want to ensure that every design and all components of the care package are eco friendly, useful, and up to date. We handpick all components, assemble, and deliver them ourselves.
We are constantly researching for new and innovative ways to build a care package that is more than just a bag with items. We want to create a product that feels personal and is actually useful for the everyday life of a homeless person.
Drawstring bags allow for multiple usages and easy transporting to multiple locations.
We will commission a local artist to make an inspiring piece of art to slip into care packages for each drop. Her at J&H New Beginnings we believe that art can inspire people and keep them going when times are hard.
This first aid kit contains 42 pieces of first aid material including 30 sheer adhesive bandages, 3 clear adhesive bandages, 3 fabric adhesive bandages, 3 alcohol pads all packaged in a durable case.
1 toothbrush, mint toothpaste and 2 toothpicks.
1 piece of body soap, shampoo, and a comb.
+ For those that menstruate we have 8 piece period kits including 2 Maxithins Ultra Thin with Wings, 1 Maxithins Maxi Pad, 2 Maxithins Panty Shields, 2 Hypoallergenic Flushable Wet Wipes all in a clear zip lock bag.
2 pairs of gloves, 2 disposable masks, and 1 hand sanitizer.
1 plastic reusable water bottle to hold drinking liquids.
Reusable self-heating hot pots allow the homeless to portably make their own food. How it works: The layered bowl with a heavy-duty plastic container on the bottom is filled with water. The is a heat activating chemical packet is dropped into the water causing it to turn to boiling water. You put water/oil in the top bowl or whatever the necessary instructions are to create the meal and there is an optional lid.
The heat packs are non-toxic, biodegradable, and water activated, and create heat instantly while you’re on the go. They can reach up to 185°F/85°C, which is perfect for heating soups, pastas, chili and more. (Actual temperatures can vary based on contents and temperature of your environment.) Each Warm Pack will stay warm up to an hour, so you can warm additional servings of drinks or food with the same heat pack - just keep in mind the next servings may take a little bit longer to reach optimal temperatures. These packs are only usable once, and are biodegradable - so no worries about harming the environment!
2 heating packets per care package and 1 of the 3 piece plastic pot set. + accessible and detailed instructions, warning labels
2 4-piece utensil set per care package.