School Personal Hygiene Support Program.
5 years ago, we went back to the drawing board. We knew we were doing a great job of supporting those already in the system but how could we stop pulling people out of the river and start to understand the reasons why they fall in and how to positively intervene.
Vital foundations of self-worth are established by the age of 5. This developmental milestone forms the basis of every decision we make from that point on. Getting access to our youth is essential!!
This is where our FREE Schools Hygiene Support Program was born and now services over 180 of our most disadvantaged communities by working with welfare coordinators, Chaplin’s and school nurses who are aware of their immediate students in need. Essential products such as dental, hair and body care, deodorants and even head lice treatment kits are discreetly distributed to students and their families via backpacks.
This program is designed to provide a holistic personal hygiene solution for boys and girls equally and results have shown greater attendance rates, higher levels of class contribution and positive social interactions.
This program is funded by various sponsors of Pinchapoo. Pinchapoo does receive any government funding for programs.
Emergency Hospital Stay Packs:
Did you know our public hospital system does not provide any personal hygiene essentials for emergency visits and unplanned stays?
Bank 1st and American Express have come on board to help us reach those in their time of need. Victoria’s public emergency departments will now have access to culturally appropriate, gender inclusive hygiene packs that will be distributed to those presenting in crisis, homeless and at risk, victims of rape, isolated from family and experiencing struggle. These packs will aid in physical and mental rehabilitation and act as a positive engagement tool for the hostile and complex arrivals.
Pinchapoo has worked extensively in the area of flood and fire crisis support in each major event during the last 12 years. We have the ability to respond quickly supplying initial and long term support options nationally to both on the ground organisations and individuals. If you are coordinating relief efforts and would like to provide emergency personal hygiene supplies, please get in touch.
If you would like further information on any of our programs and how to contribute or benefit – contact us!