Hygiene Kits for the Under Served

My name is Olivia Ohlson, and I am 15 years old and a rising Sophomore in HS in Evanston, Illinois. I’ve learned that wanting to help others during 
COVID that many people need hygiene items like tampons, pads, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, lotion, sunscreen, razors,
shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner are not often given out to those in need and can be expensive to buy when you have little or no money for those items. 
So, I started my Hygiene Kits for Evanston's Under-Served project in June of 2020. As of July 1, 2022, I’ve distributed approximately 2,500 kits, nearly 105 a month since inception. All money raised goes to purchasing supplies that I pack into kits (I have three types: men, women, family/non-binary). Each kit is worth
between $7-$20 of items. I then distribute them at places like:

*Evanston Vineyard Church through their drive-up food pantry. 
*My Block, My Hood, My City on the south side of Chicago

*Evanston-Skokie School District 65

*ETHS Alumni drive up food pantry

*Evanston Latinx walk up food pantry

*Connections for the Homeless a
wonderful local Evanston non-profit.
*Lincoln-Perry CHA Retirement Home-
through The Honeycomb Project a wonderful non-profit

*C&W Market Walk Up Food Pantry 

*Hemenway United Methodist Church Holiday Drive

I will continue to make and distribute these kits as long as I can and am now working exclusively with C&W Market Food Pantry and providing kits for them - on a quarterly basis! Passing them out brings smiles to people's faces and I really like running
this project because it gives me a purpose! Thank you for continuing to support my project and helping people in need find a bit more comfort!

Donations (56)

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  • Jaime Leonardi
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Miriam Barnett
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Amy Auletto
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Megan McCarville
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Maria Garreton
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
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Gini S. Ohlson
Evanston, IL

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