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VIRTUAL NEED - Making Hygiene Kits for Families in Need (DOS) (FST)

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Pathways of Hope

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster.


During the coronavirus pandemic volunteers are needed to assemble hygiene kits from the safety of your own home as Virtual Volunteers. The first hygiene you make will be distributed to anyone visiting our walk in resource center in Fullerton. We currently see anywhere between 30 and 80 households a day visiting the HUB. Thank you for supporting our community's most vulnerable residents during these difficult times!


Collect Items

You can be a bit creative with the items that you use; however, keep in mind that these bags may be carried around everywhere and thus should not be too heavy. Items that are perfect for these care bags are listed below, but you can be creative and choose what you want to include:

Water bottle

Socks or beanie caps

Tuna (pop-top canned meat) and crackers

Soft granola or cereal bar

Fruit snack or applesauce cup

Crackers with peanut butter or cheese

Gift certificate to fast food

Hand wipes & hand sanitizer





Comb or small brush


Pack of Kleenex

Maxi pads/Tampons

Toothbrush and toothpaste


Mints, cough drops or gum

Create Kits

Now you are ready to assemble! Host a 'virtual assembling event' with friends and/or coworkers on video conferencing or do it at home with your children. Tip: hotel shampoos & soaps from trips are perfect for bags. Remember to pack the items in a sturdy bag, we recommend using plastic gallon re-sealable bags or cinch sacks.

This information is also posted on our Pathways website at


Once your first aid kit(s) has been completed you are ready to drop them off.

Drop off location: 611 S. Ford Ave, Fullerton CA 92832. Please wear a mask and knock on the far-right door of the building.

Days and Times: Monday through Fridays between 9:30-11:30am! If this time does not fit your schedule, please let us know.

These are the drop off times that have been created for the safety of our staff and volunteers in order to maintain social distancing. Please park and knock on the far-right blue door and a staff member will collect the masks. You will not enter the building.


Pathways of Hope is a nonprofit organization that serves families and individuals throughout North Orange County. For over 45 years Pathways of Hope has been providing food, shelter, and support and prevention services to the hungry, homeless, and marginalized through the assistance of local congregations, volunteers, businesses, and grants from foundations and government agencies.

The Pathways of Hope HUB of Hope offers emergency food, hygiene, and sanitation items to homeless and low-income families and individuals as well as a walk-up center for individuals and families seeking housing assistance.

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About Pathways of Hope


PO Box 6326, FULLERTON, CA 92834, US

Mission Statement

to provide access to food, shelter, and life skills training to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in North Orange County.


Pathways of Hope is committed to rebuilding lives of the hungry and homeless in Orange County through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Engagement. Once a family or individual has become homeless, the path back to stability can be very challenging. Pathways of Hope offers several housing options to fit different situations, all with the goal of helping families and individuals re-gain permanent housing as quickly as possible. Pathways of Hope operates a resource center, the HUB of Hope, which offers emergency food and hygiene items to homeless and low-income families and individuals in Orange County. To register to volunteer please fill out a volunteer application available on our website at or for more information about volunteer opportunities contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Stoddard, at (714) 732-2092 or email

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Items are not provided by Pathways of Hope. Please plan on collecting the items to put in the kits and secure in a ziploc bag or cinch sack.

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