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  • What is in a Kindness Kit?
    We have more than one Kindness Kit option. Most are packed with personal care in mind, others geared toward feminine hygiene or home hygiene products. An example of a Kindness Kit: Personal Care (Basics): soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, comb in a resealable plastic bag. Period Pack: tampons, overnight maxi pads, thin maxi pads, panty liners, disposable wipes (3), small plastic bag all packaged in a resealable plastic bag or paper lunch bag. We like to add upgrades on a rotating calendar. Upgrades may include lotion or lip balm in fall/winter months, nail clippers, a cosmetic bag or washcloth in the period pack or a laundry upgrade in the home pack. As funding grows, some of our upgrades could become regular inserts.
  • Where can I donate personal care products?
    In Washington County: Blair Chiropractic Centre - 1729 Washington Street, Blair Blair Radio - 750 Angels Share Dr Ste 301, Blair Country Tire - 1210 Grant Street, Blair In Saunders County: The Back Room - 107 E 5th St, Wahoo Saunders County Online - 113 E 5th St, Wahoo Our office is open to volunteers and donors Mondays from 9 am - 3 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm. If the office is closed, you are welcome to place your items in the 3rd floor alcove to the left of the stairwell.
  • Can you pick up my product donations?
    Blair Healing Rooms does not provide donation pick up services for individuals or businesses.
  • What hygiene products do you accept?
    We accept personal care hygiene products such as: soap / body wash shampoo and conditioner deodorant toothpaste and toothbrushes razors and shaving cream hand sanitizer and all varieties of feminine hygiene / period products. We also accept household products such as: dish soap and dish scrubbers washcloths and hand towels laundry soap and laundry detergent sheets dish soap bathroom cleaner all purpose cleaner garbage bags and zipper plastic bags (gallon and larger preferred, some need for snack and quart size) used to pack individual kindness kits.
  • Do you accept full-size personal care products?
    Yes, as long as they are unused.
  • Do you accept travel and sample-size products?
    Yes, as long as they are unused.
  • Do you accept donations of period products if the box or package is open?
    As long as each individual item is sealed or wrapped, we can accept open boxes of period products.
  • Do you accept cosmetics and perfumes?
    No, we only accept essential hygiene products that are required for good health and wellness.
  • Do you accept used hotel soap?
    No, we only accept new amenities. However, another nonprofit called Clean the World works with hotels to collect used soap, recycle it and providing it to those in-need around the globe.
  • Why hygiene insecurity?
    Limited access to hygiene products can be detrimental to both mental and physical health. Not only can a lack of hygiene product availability worsen chronic illnesses by posing barriers to treatment adherence, that same lack of hygiene can have life-long effects on a person’s self-worth and self-respect. This can mean that children growing up in hygiene insecure households can struggle to end the cycle of poverty through successful employment. ​ We are Healing Rooms. Our desire is to see people whole and healed, both physically and emotionally. If providing access to hygiene products helps individuals and households improve their quality of life and health, it is a program we want to explore and in this case spearhead in our community.
  • What geographic areas do you serve?
    Our initial goal - support the area we live in and our neighboring counties. With that in mind we currently support organizations in Washington County and Saunders County in Nebraska plus Harrison County in Iowa. Support levels depend on support from the community (as product donations from a specific community generally stay in that community) AND on the number of people served by a communities food pantry. Based on population and food pantry numbers, we anticipate Washington County will receive more than 60% of our support throughout early 2023. Coming soon - Monona County, Iowa and Burt County, Nebraska with potential support to select organizations in Dodge and Douglas counties.
  • I need hygiene products. Can I come to you?
    Beginning in 2023, the products and kits we gather are provided to our partner agencies for distribution. Our list of partner agencies will continue to grow and be updated on our website. Watch for names like Joseph's Coat, some local churches and schools and others that people in need already utilize. Our delivery method enhances local programs and services while eliminating the need for people to coordinate an extra stop to obtain needed toiletries.
  • Is Blair Healing Rooms a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization?
    Yes, effective December 31, 2007, Blair Healing Rooms is recognized by the IRS as a public charity.
  • Is my contribution tax-deductible?
    All donations to Blair Healing Rooms are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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