For many children, the back-to-school shopping craze is an opportunity to purchase fresh clothes, sport new haircuts and if you are lucky enough, a new pair of sneakers. The body is the armature of the self and when children feel confident through personal appearance it often translates to other aspects of life. Meanwhile, a great number of children from sea to shining sea return to school with no such feeling. For families living in impoverished communities, even the basic necessities of hygiene are often overlooked. The result is a child ashamed to go to school and growing up far from confident. Fortunately, teachers and administrators around the nation have taken notice and are taking action. Charities and schools are giving the gift of confidence through the power of prepackaged hygiene kits to children in need. A simple and affordable act of compassion that pays off in a big way in the lives of children.
Summer time temperatures and longer days of sunlight can make now as good a time as any to take that dream Euro Trip. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean has never been cheaper, and as a result, island hopping in Greece or pub crawling in Germany are suddenly very realistic ways to spend a week (or even just a weekend for those East Coasters) off from work. To cut costs even more, you can travel on their budget airlines without checking a bag. Carriers like Ryan Air often offer international flights across Europe for 7€, and even for the last minute, spontaneous travelers among us, you can find flight prices as cheap as trains and busses that’ll shorten your journey by half the time (although I’d still recommend cheap busses through companies like Flix Bus, as its way better for the environment).
The 4th of July is just around the corner, and especially since this year it falls on a Wednesday, for most of you, that means you’re getting a nice long weekend! (Bonus points if you took off work for the whole week - how can we get your job?)
If you’re taking a road trip this weekend, or later on this summer, here are 8 must-have items that you can’t forget to bring along with you!
Life can be hard and when natural disasters, financial hardship, or traumatic experiences strike, life can be even harder. Convenience Kits International is proud to partner with nonprofits, religious, and disaster relief organizations around the world to preserve human dignity during the most trying times with good hygiene. To many, a toothbrush and soap might seem like the last thing on a person’s mind when they are facing disaster or chronic homelessness. Yet, the body is the armature of the self and maintaining one’s sense of self worth when all seems hopeless can be the catalyst for a new future. Every human being, regardless of what hardships they face deserve to feel valued. The Good Work partnership offers affordable solutions to and compassionate outreach with pre-packaged hygiene kits ready to ship in bulk at a moment’s notice. Join with us today and help us support the Good Work, that you do everyday.
Most people often think of the holiday season as the biggest “family time” (and it can be, considering it’s usually the only time you’ll see Cousin Jimmy who lives on the other side of the country). But right now is probably the best time to grab your whole gang and get in the car (or hop on a plane) for a long weekend adventure. You'll beat the crowds - and the prices - plus there are plenty of short-term get-aways to be had just before the craze of summer sets in and everyone’s out from school.
The great American road trip is the stuff of legend from sea to shining sea every spring in America. Trips to the beach, Disneyland, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and more are taking place this season as families pack up the car to hit the road. Perhaps none more famous than the hilarious National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, long car rides with the family can really test a family’s cohesion. Nothing tests that more than poor hygiene and smelly feet trapped in a minivan for 12 hours a day. Fret not, as an impromptu road trip or planned vacation doesn’t have to mean substandard hygiene. Convenience Kits International offers the go to solution for hygiene on the go and there is a little something for every family member at the ready.
March is just one of those months where you have no idea what to expect. Between March Madness and the old cliche “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” it really is an unpredictable time of year. You can go from a snowstorm to a nice 70-degree day.
But one thing is certain about this rather hectic time of year: SPRING BREAK! Whip out your hot pink ski masks and get ready to party in paradise like James Franco. Whether you’re staying Stateside in Miami or dusting off your passport to hit up Cancun with your sorority sisters, there’s a few things to keep in mind before jetting off.
Anytime I travel, be it for 2 weeks or 2 months, there are always a few comforts from home that I miss on my adventures.
No matter where in the world you may come from, we can all agree that we each have our own favorite products and stores that we frequent. We’re loyal to certain brands and carry around extra knick knacks that we cannot seem to live without.
But after spending the past year and a half living overseas, I’ve started to miss these American staples more than ever before. So much so, that I’ve compiled a list of 13 American Products & Brands You’ll Miss Abroad
Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, there’s not much worse than missing a flight. Except, of course, missing a connecting flight, which means you’ll also be stranded in an unknown city (and perhaps country, or worse, without any of your checked baggage). Most likely, your travel plans are altered due to a circumstance beyond your control, be it erratic weather conditions or worse, plane maintenance.
In my case, going from JFK to HKG it happened to be both. I scheduled a direct flight with a 4 hour stopover in LAX, which normally would leave plenty of time to catch my overnight flight to Hong Kong. Except we were 6 hours late leaving New York. This caused me to miss that last flight out of Los Angeles and spend an extra 12+ hours in the airport. I could’ve bought myself a hotel room. But I decided not to, since I was trying to save money! Had I anticipated my delay in travel plans, there are so many things I’d wish I’d done differently. In case you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here’s a few key tips to survive so you can have as comfortable a time as possible.
Family reunions, old friend reunions, events and outings just won’t feel how they should this holiday if you have to look for odds and ends on your vacation. You want to create time for what’s important, like catching up with everyone and making unforgettable memories; not spending more money and time looking for essential items at your destination. Even after spending up to $40 on tiny toiletries, you might only get hygiene items you don’t trust. It’s best to have a carry-on you can keep your personal care items in. On the other hand, packing a carry-on for a vacation can seem herculean. How do you pack everything you need while staying TSA-compliant?
This fall/winter season as you look around you at the many things to be grateful for, who can wish to NOT extend that gratitude out to others? There are so many who are less fortunate than ourselves. The gratitude we feel tugs on our heart strings, asking us if there’s some small thing we can do for others. This has become a universal feeling that can help your fundraising efforts to spread good cheer.
It really can be a struggle sometimes—preparing to travel—especially if you have to travel often, whether alone or with a group. There’s a fear that is common to us all when preparing to travel, the fear of leaving something behind, but in this case it’s forgetting to take that special personal care product on the trip—that shampoo, shaving cream or perfume. We all have that one product that we feel incomplete traveling without. Apart from being attached to the product, they might be difficult to get at your destination; and we have all learnt not to trust the hotel conditioner. Luckily, Convenience Kits International is here to help out in a peculiar way.
Vacations are wonderful! Packing for vacation? Decidedly less so. It takes time and it takes some concentration. Choosing what to bring, trying to prepare for all contingencies, and getting it all to fit into the ever shrinking luggage size requirements of modern air travel is no easy feat. A business trip may come up last-minute, leaving little time to arrange a great traveling bag. When you travel, whether for work or vacation, packing is always something you want to take a little extra time double checking.
Why does it seem like there is at least one vital thing you forget to pack each time. What a shame that it is almost always remembered right when you have reached a point of no turning back. The image is clear in your mind—you can see the item exactly where you placed it in your bedroom, right on your nightstand.
Ideally a joy but often a chore, travel is an essential part of modern life. We travel for business, for family get togethers, for summer holidays and for so much more. But traveling can involve long hours of being in transit in a vehicle or airplane which can make it strenuous and boring. Thankfully, Convenience Kits International makes traveling easier and more enjoyable with their wide range of travel kits designed to meet all of your travel needs. All you need to do is to choose from their thoughtfully organized collection of personal care items, shampoos and conditioners, oral hygiene and shaving items, deodorants and accessories and select your perfect travel kit to your custom specifications. And when you run low, CKI makes it simple to replenish your supplies as you need them. On the other hand, Convenience Kits International knows that one size does not necessarily fit all, and you may prefer to create your own custom kit, so they also create a provision for you to build your kit using TSA Compliant travel sizes.
Every school year brings with it a myriad of unknowns and opportunities. Perhaps today will be the day he finally makes the varsity team. Then again, perhaps this is the day he gets detention for starting a food fight in the cafeteria. Each day can be as unpredictable as the next and you never really know what you are going to get. So if you are looking be prepared for everything between gym class and a spontaneous food fight then you might want to check out Convenience Kits International. For the busy parent with the kid whose known to get a little messy from time to time, these one stop pre-packed kits will have everything your kid needs to make it through the day fresh, clean and ready for any emergency.