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Help Give Back To Those In Need

Jan Hus Day is quickly approaching (6 July this year), so it’s a great time to explore ways to give back to those in need.

New to Jan Hus Day? Jan Hus Day is a holiday celebrated in the Czech Republic to commemorate Jan Hus, an early 15th-century Czech priest, theologian, and reformer. One of the most popular ways this day is celebrated is by giving to the homeless residents of major cities in the Czech Republic, such as Prague.

Whether you live in the Czech Republic or not, it’s a great time to give what you can to those in need, and it’s easy to contribute when you purchase goods in bulk to donate. We’ve rounded up some essential items that may seem ordinary and small, but could make a big difference in the life of someone in need. Shop and ship with MyUS, and you’ll pay no US sales tax and ship worldwide with MyUS in as little as 2-4 days!

Oral Hygiene 

Access to dental care is usually lacking for those in need, so dental hygiene items can be especially useful.  

Toothpaste

Travel size is great for donating. Consider buying in bulk for a lower price per tube. Get a case of 24 travel size tubes of Colgate Total Clean Mint here.

Toothbrushes

These individually wrapped toothbrushes come in a variety of bristles from hard to soft. Buy a pack of 144 pieces here.

Dental Floss

These floss singles are great for donating because they are individually wrapped. Buy a box of 180 here.

Mouthwash

Last but not least, everyone could use a little mouthwash to feel fresh. Buy Scope travel size mouthwash in packs of 24 or 48 here

First Aid Items

First aid products are especially scarce for those impacted by homelessness. Donate sealed first-aid essentials to help those in need keep wounds properly cared for. 

Bandages

These individually wrapped non-stick bandages in a 280 count pack of assorted sizes are a great buy at 6 US dollars. Buy them here

Triple Antibiotic Ointment 

An essential for everyone, get 25 individual packets of Triple Antibiotic Ointment here

Hand Sanitizer

This travel hand sanitizer comes in a pack of 24, and effectively kills 99.99% of germs without soap or water. Buy it here

Diapers

While babies get plenty of clothing donations, essentials like diapers are few and far between. These Luvs diapers have 186 to 252 per box, depending on the diaper size. Buy a pack or two here

Underwear & Socks

While many gently used clothing items are donated to charity, underwear and socks don’t get a second life, making these items scarce to the homeless.

Socks

Buy a 6 pack of Dickies Cushioned Crew Socks here

Underwear

Amazon Essentials men's trunks get great customer reviews and they're much more affordable than brand names. Buy a pack of 3 for 16 US dollars here

Blankets

Even in warmer climates, blankets are a much-needed necessity for those sleeping on the street or living without proper access to heat. This micro-fleece travel blanket is generously sized yet compact for easy storage. Buy a pack of two here

We enjoy finding new products for our members, but some of the products featured above may have purchase restrictions, restrictions when using the MyUS Personal Shopper program, or may not take every form of payment. To find more information, please check the merchant’s terms of sale, shipping guidelines and/or terms and conditions.

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