Family Care Kit Parties


A fun idea is to have a bag-stuffing activity at a party or group meeting if you’re looking for a community outreach project. Gather a group together & create a list of items needed for people to purchase ahead of time. Then everyone picks one or a few items to bring – buying just one or two items in bulk, can save more money than buying all the individual items.


Set out a few tables & create an assembly line to assemble the bags quickly. These are a great way to add a service/community aspect to a get-together, especially if you’re looking for a project for a group or meeting, as they’re very easy to organize & quick to put together.

Pack a Care Kit for Families!

Due to year-round family emergency shelters in Anchorage being at capacity, there are many families with young children experiencing unsheltered homelessness. You can help! Organize a Family Outreach Event and get a group together to assemble outreach kits for families.


Thoughtful items to use when filling your kits

☐ Toothbrush
☐ Toothpaste
☐ Floss
☐ Soap
☐ Deodorant
☐ Waterless shampoo/conditioner
☐ Brush/comb/hair elastic
☐ Menstrual hygiene products
☐ Sunscreen
☐ Chapstick
☐ Reusable water bottle
☐ Baby wipes
☐ Washcloth
☐ Socks
☐ Band-aids/First aid kit (travel-sized)
☐ Baby Formula
☐ Diapers – all sizes (write diaper size on baggie)
☐ Can openers

Gallon Size Ziploc Bag – This is key for several reasons:

  • Helps to keep everything together & in one place so they can easily access the supplies in their bags/backpacks
  • Keeps the items from spilling/leaking onto their items in their bags
  • The bags can later be used for other storage options within their bags – storing toiletries, snacks, etc

Other Item Ideas:

☐ Note of encouragement
☐ List of local resources
☐ Prepaid phone card
☐ Grocery store gift card



Once your Outreach Kits are assembled, you can drop them off at the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness office.

Open 9am-4pm, Mon/Tues/Thurs
3427 East Tudor Road, Suite A.

Do you know a family that needs emergency shelter? Click Here for Resources

Unable to assemble kits but still want to help? Donate items!

If you would like to donate any of these items for others to assemble, you can drop items off at the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness office.

3427 East Tudor Road, Suite A.
Hours: 9am-4pm, Mon/Tues/Thurs