The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) will begin collecting hygiene products for its annual Hygiene Drive beginning July 1, 2020. Through September 1, community members can drop off shampoo, deodorant, toiletries, and other necessities to collection boxes around Oklahoma City for distribution to low-income and homeless individuals within the community who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
For those who have been incarcerated, basic needs are not always available. Without employment, transportation, housing, or money, starting “fresh” can be difficult – if not impossible. TEEM’s mission is to break cycles of poverty and incarceration by providing resources and education to those in need. Each year, the community has an opportunity to join this mission by dropping off hygiene products at donation boxes around Oklahoma City.
These donations do more than supply basic needs: they build confidence, give comfort, and most importantly, reflect the dignity and respect of each person.The products collected during this two-month drive, which include deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, shaving razors, lotion, wash cloths, and more, will meet the hygiene needs for at-risk and low-income individuals through June of 2023.