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8 Forgotten About Health and Beauty Items Foster Kids Need

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Happy girls are bathing in a bubbly bath.

When the average person thinks about donating to foster kids in need, they generally think of the same things – non-perishable foods, clothing, and toys. However, what about health and beauty items? These necessary items are practical donations that can always be used and are often forgotten about. The cost of these items for foster children can quickly add up, and occasionally foster children are forced to make do with alternative items. Here are just a scant few of the many health and beauty items you could consider donating to foster kids in need:

Deodorant

Especially those like ‘Teen Spirit’ meant specifically for preteens and teenagers

Shampoos and Conditioners

Gentle, natural products free of allergens are the best choice as they can be used for all foster kids

Body Wash and Soap

Like with shampoo and conditioners, it’s best to choose products which are free of common allergens

Acne Products

Those meant specifically for teenagers are best, and all items should always be unopened and new

Feminine Hygiene Products

Tampons, pads, and liners in a variety of absorbency levels are always in high demand

Body Sprays

These should be appropriately scented for boys or girls ages 10 to 18

Hair Styling Items

This might include hairspray, gel, brushes, combs, pomades, and similar items

Oral Hygiene Products

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss for babies up to young adults

Shaving Supplies

Razors for both boys and girls, shaving cream

Find More Health and Beauty Items Foster Kids Need

The above are just a scant few of the many health and beauty items that foster kids currently need. Donating them will not only make a difference in the lives of the foster children themselves, but will be a huge help to the people who care for them. For more information on how you can help foster kids or the families who care for them, contact us today.