COVID-19 Sanitation Kit for the Homeless Community
Hi! I'm Shaivi, a sophomore at Tesoro high school. Over the past few months, I've spent a lot of time reading about many of the global catastrophes the Coronavirus pandemic is causing. Because of its rapid growth, some of the people that are most vulnerable to this virus is the homeless community due to the lack of sanitation, money, and proper supplies. For this reason, I decided to use my experience in science fairs of creating low-cost and portable medical devices to create a positive impact in the lives of those affected. I created a low-cost sanitation kit which contains hand sanitizer (29 mL and can be used about 29 times), hand soap (221 mL and 74-221 washes) , lotion (227 g and can be used 76-227 times) , and a reusable mask (homemade) to help out the less fortunate. I have contacted homeless shelters to which I will be donating these kits to. I would love if you could help me support the homeless community by helping me raise money so that I can make more of these kits!

Additional Points:

1.    My name is Shaivi Shah, and I am currently a sophomore at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. I have also been actively involved with a homeless shelter (Friendship Shelter: 20652 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651) for the past few years by donating meals and setting up donations. I created this campaign to help out the homeless community in my county because they are the most vulnerable to the Coronavirus. 

2.   The donations of the campaign will be given to my parents so that they can purchase hygiene products (hand soap, lotion, paper towels, hand sanitizer, etc.) for the sanitation kits at the local Dollar Tree store. Also, the recipients are the homeless shelters who have been receiving hundreds of these kits. Parent Contact Information: Vipul Shah ([email redacted]). 

3.   The donations will be spent on purchasing hygiene products such as hand soap, lotion, paper towels, and hand sanitizers. Then, I will put together sanitation kits which will be personally delivered to different homeless shelters across Orange County in Southern California. So far, I have donated 868 kits to different shelters such as OC Outreach (150), City Net (50), Project Access (228). 

4.   I have been making sanitation kits every day and delivering them to at least one shelter weekly. So far, I have donated to Friendship Shelter, F.A.M, Salvation Army, Orange County Food Pantry (2 locations), City Net, and many more. My goal is to deliver around 4,000 by the end of April because that is how many I can donate with the money I have raised thanks to the generous donors across the country. That is how I will get the donations to the intended recipients.

Donations (506)

  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs

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Shaivi Shah
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Vipul Shah

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