All In Community Issues COVID-19 Reentry Kit Challenge
As returning neighbors are released from prisons and jails, they bring with them a higher risk of spreading the virus within their community. They also have fewer resources to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, which is why All In Community, along with the West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women and West Ohio's Disaster Response Ministries, are issuing the COVID-19 Reentry Kit Challenge. Churches, families, individuals, and groups can participate by providing hygiene kits and/or washable face masks for returning neighbors.
The All In Community COVID-19 Reentry Kits consist of hygiene products (similar to UMCOR Hygiene Kits), a washable facemask, and a note of hope. Use the checklist below for the list of items to include and instructions. Please note some items have been added to account for local distribution and COVID-19 personal safety guidelines. Kits may be assembled without a facemask.With proper hygiene and PPE resources, COVID-19 Reentry Kits can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through and to high risk, vulnerable populations, including our returning neighbors.
One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27inches) No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
One wash cloth (No kitchen, cleaning, or micro fiber towels)
One comb (Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth. No pocket combs or picks.Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6inches of teeth)
One toenail or fingernail clipper (No emery boards or metal nail files)
Bath-size soap 3 oz. bar or larger (No Ivory or Jergen’s soap. Do not remove from packaging)
Two, travel size 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner-Original scents only–no strongly perfumed products.Do not remove seals)
One adult toothbrush& tooth paste (Do not remove from packaging)
10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3inches) Common household bandages acceptable.
One note of hope (Sign first name only. Do NOT include any contact information)
One hand sanitizer(travel size preferred)–
(Optional) One gender-neutral washable facemask -
(Optional)One one-gallon size re-sealable bag
COVID-19 Reentry Kit Checklist KIT ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
•Lay hand towel flat on a table.
•Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.
•Place all remaining items except plastic bag, mask, and note on top of the washcloth.
•Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.
•Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel.
•Write a brief note of encouragement and welcome to include in the kit.
•Place the tightly rolled bundle, note,and facemask[if available]in the plastic bag, where all three items are visible. Remove air and seal.
•Groups/individuals supplying only facemasks may seal them in a plastic bag to be placed in hygiene kits later.
IMPORTANT NOTES•All items must be new.•Do not wash any of the items, including facemasks.•Please include an encouraging note and welcome.•Do not include your full name, address, and any personal information in your note.•Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with advertisements, patriotic, military, violent or alcoholic/tobacco symbols
KITS WILL BE COLLECTED IN LOBBY OF CHURCH ON THURSDAYS 9am-12pm and also on June 10 11:30-1:00pm during drive through communion