care kits

Hosting a United Way Care Kit project is a simple, engaging way to provide essential items to individuals or families in need.

For a sponsorship fee priced per kit, we manage all logistics from start to finish including the ordering, shipping and set-up of needed supplies. This also includes coordination of an agency speaker and delivery of completed kits. We are on-site at the project to welcome the group, help manage packing and assist with cleanup.

Literacy Kit
Total Cost Per Kit: $8

A critical piece of learning to read is ensuring that students have access to high-interest books on a range of reading levels. Help support our many education initiatives by giving students access to high-quality books and the educational tools they need to succeed.

Literacy Kit Items

  • Book
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Writing tablet or notebook
  • Educational activity (flash cards, magnetic letters, puppet craft, etc.)

Welcome Home Kit
Total Cost Per Kit: $9

Our Family Empowerment Program helps families experiencing homelessness, or families at-risk of homelessness, find secure, stable housing. At a time when bills are already tight, these items (which can’t be purchased using SNAP benefits) are a great gift to a family getting settled in their new home.

Welcome Home Kit Items

  • Laundry detergent
  • Sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Paper towel roll

Cold Weather Kit
Total Cost Per Kit: $8

Extreme temperatures are often the reason a child can’t make it to school or an adult can’t safely make it to their job. Help keep children and adults in our community safe during cold weather conditions with our Cold Weather Kit.

Cold Weather Kit Items

  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Poncho
  • Bus pass (Davidson County only)

Basic Needs Kit
Total Cost Per Kit: $7

13 percent of Middle Tennessee residents are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to enough food to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Help us fight hunger in our community by providing snack bags to children, adults and senior citizens.

Basic Needs Kit Items

  • Water
  • Granola bar/protein bar
  • Pasta meal
  • Fruit
  • Snack items (two to three)

Health and Hygiene Kit
Total Cost Per Kit: $8

Personal hygiene is important to our health and well-being. However, not everyone in our community has access to needed supplies. Help support our Basic Needs work by giving teens and adults the items they need to maintain personal health and wellness.

Health and Hygiene Kit Items

  • Deodorant
  • Comb and brush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Hand lotion
  • Lip balm