HPFY and Help for the Homeless

Homeless shelters provide a haven for thousands of Americans across our country. They rely upon generous donations from people like you to keep these shelters well-stocked and operational. During this season of giving, let’s take some time to reach out and help those less fortunate than ourselves.

The State of Homelessness in America

Does the average person know how many people are homeless in America? The answer is probably no. In January 2020, there were more than 580,000 homeless people. 70% are individuals, and the rest are families living with children. Sadly, our brave veterans are among this community

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development:

  • After steady reductions from 2010 to 2016, homelessness has increased in the last four consecutive years. 
  • Of the over 580,000 people who are homeless, 61% are living in shelters. 
  • Approximately 34,000 homeless individuals are under the age of 25 and on their own.

To access the full report, please visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

This Holiday Season – It is Better to Give Than to Receive

Health Products for You is your go-to source for a large selection of supplies homeless shelters sorely need. If you wish to help a homeless shelter near you, below is a list of what shelters urgently require. Your care package may include:

  • Toiletries - soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, antiperspirant, and deodorants are especially welcome. 
  • Toilet paper and paper towels are always needed. 
  • Baby Care Items: Roughly 30% of the homeless population include families with children. If you’re putting together a care package, diapers, wipes, and baby powder may be purchased on our website. 
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: Of the 580,000 homeless, 223,578 are women; approximately 13 women per 10,000. Feminine hygiene products such as tampons & sanitary napkins are available on our website. 
  • Maintaining clean clothing and a hygienic environment is vital to the health of those living in shelters. Consider donating detergent and disinfectant wipes and sprays. 
  • Winter Clothing: The need for winter clothing and blankets increases at shelters during the frigid months ahead. HPFY products such as the Medline Kuddle Up Flannel Baby Blanket or the Children's Factory Soft Cotton Blanket make excellent additions to your homeless care package. Other options are available on the HPFY website as well. 
  • Socks, slipper socks, and compression socks are available at HPFY and are always in need.

Helping those less fortunate is always rewarding, but never more so than during this time of year. We welcome the opportunity to be your partner in making the holidays a little more joyous for those who need it most.

We appreciate your patronage! From all of us at Health Products For You – we wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season and all the best in the new year!


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