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What would you consider to be the top 10 things a family would need if they were in need -

I am meaning - if someone were to send them a care package that didn't include foods. Or, give them a list of things to choose from; what should be in it, that they would need.
I am making a list of things for people to choose from to try and help some families. But, I am stuck on what is or isn't important because I can think of a lot of things. So, I need you help narrowing it down.

(i didn't know where to categorize this - so I put it under shopping in the answers board)

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giftofgiving

Asked by giftofgiving at 8:35 PM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Shopping

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Answers (9)
  • personal hygene, bathroom needs,
    if they have a baby or toddler-diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 8:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Cloths

    if there were babies, baby wips, diapers,

    shampoo, soap, tooth paste, razors,wash cloths and towels, deoderant, things like that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • clothes, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair brush, feminine products, shampoo, soap, towels, blankets, a puzzle book --kids: crayons, color books, books to read, a stuffed animal

    Just some ideas.
    Samanthasmom210

    Answer by Samanthasmom210 at 8:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • canned food , vegi's, meats
    toliet paper,shampoo,conditioner , body soap
    socks ,underwear, bras if girl's women
    diapers,wipes or washcloths ,
    towels, sheets ,blankets
    radio , small tv
    candles, lamps
    hope this helps
    chicknlitlle69

    Answer by chicknlitlle69 at 8:40 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • if there are infants - diapers and wipes. diaper rash cream and powder
    small children - coats, socks, underwear, sweatshirts, and other clothes
    household - trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, food storage bags, other cleaning supplies, hand soap, bath soap and shampoo

    those are the major things i can think of. my household goes through tons of toilet paper and trash bags and dish soap. i mean tons. and if you have a baby you always need diapers and wipes along with diaper cream

    what you are doing is amazing and the people you are helping will appreciate it even if you never get a thank you.

    i thank you.
    aly38914290

    Answer by aly38914290 at 8:48 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • also, if you have any other more specific questions, feel free to send me a message. we recieved assistance this christmas and it really meant a lot.
    aly38914290

    Answer by aly38914290 at 8:49 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Soap
    Shampoo
    Razors
    Toilet Paper
    Kleenex
    Paper Towels
    Trash Bags
    Dish Soap
    Deoderant
    Toothpaste and Brushes

    Thats without food being factored in. Also maybe some bottled water??
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 8:51 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Basic toiletries, if they have kids, then maybe things the kids need for school, maybe some books for kids (because honestly what kid wants to have absolutely nothing?), non-perishable foods, kerosene cooker (check out these: http://www.jetboil.com/products/cookingsystems/helios) in case they have no electricity.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:42 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • I have been in dire straights and could not afford toiletries, laundry products or even cheap dish soap. I would go to a food shelf and they would give 3 days worth of food but that's it!
    So a care package with a variety of items listed above would be extremely appreciated!
    And when donateing diapers always stick with a larger size. You can stick a little baby in a size 6 diaper easier then you can put a toddler in a newborn size, lol, just a thought.
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 5:13 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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