B3: Bubbles Breaking Barriers!
“A little boy showed up at Head Start one morning and he was overly upset, sobbing, pouting, and throwing a tantrum. We weren’t sure what to say as he was only 6 years old and refused to answer any of our questions.
After an hour of patient questioning he finally shared that one of the other students had taken the shampoo and soap we had given him the day before. He said that he had not had a bath in a while and all he wanted was to wash his hair.
What 6 year old cries because they feel dirty?
We took him into the bathroom, helped him wash up and gave him another soap and shampoo. He carried them in his pocket for the rest of the day and his attitude changed immediately. Thank you.”
- Head Start Director, Kentucky
Bubbles Breaking Barriers began from this touching story. No matter your age, class, nationality, or gender, everyone likes to feel clean. Yet, when you are hungry, shampoo and soap are last on the list. Due to this story and many others, Grandma’s Gifts collects donations of toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, lotion, deodorant, band aids, q-tips, hand sanitizer, feminine products, and wash clothes, to be distributed throughout Appalachia so that poor hygiene is not a barrier to learning, success, and happiness.
How can you help with this project:
- Hold a collection drive at your school or office place.
- When you travel take your own soap and shampoo and then collect the hotel provided goods daily and send them to Grandma's Gifts!
- Donate funds so we can buy hygiene items!