12 Feb 2011

The Dignipack is Born

We are developing a programme to make what we are calling the Dignipack.  We have observed the precarious conditions for personal hygiene and hence dignity of the homeless, especially women.  These people usually don’t have access to public showers or toilets and tend to be rejected from public places when they need to use these services.

The Dignipack is a bag prepared in two versions, for men and for women.  These packs could be delivered once a month to the people who need them at the same locations where they go to receive meals.  The Dignipack tries to bring the basic elements of personal hygiene to people very much in need of it.

Women – deodorant, socks, sanitary towels, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, knickers, shampoo, shower gel, moisturiser, and hairbrush.
Men - deodorant, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, comb, disposable razors.

This is a simple programme where we can ask for the help of groups such as schools, businesses, social clubs, to supply the articles for the bags.  The cost is very low and the articles don’t need any complicated transport or storage.

We encourage you to assemble and distribute Dignipacks in your city or a city nearby.  With a little effort we can help to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Women – deodorant (1.2€), three pairs of socks (2€), sanitary towels (1.15€), wipes (0.75€), toothbrush (0.5€), toothpaste (0.95€), knickers (2€), shampoo (0.9€), shower gel (0.88€), moisturiser (0.8€), hairbrush (0.5€).  TOTAL Approx 11.6€
Men - deodorant (1.2€), three pairs of socks (2€), toothbrush (0.5€), toothpaste (0.95€), shampoo (0.9€), shower gel (0.88€), comb (0.75€), disposable razors (0.75€). TOTAL Approx 7.93€


  1. A simple, direct, effective initiative.

  2. Michael,what a great idea, the Dignipack. I'll post a cheque for €100 today. Elena