The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently announced that during the 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference (Oct.18-21) it will partner with World Vision, a humanitarian organization helping children, families and their communities overcome poverty and injustice, to build and donate hygiene kits to a shelter in Phoenix, where the conference will be held. FGIA is currently seeking sponsors to help the Association provide as many kits as possible.

“By sponsoring hygiene kits, you are helping children and families in the greater Phoenix area by serving those impacted by poverty, natural disasters or homelessness,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA meetings manager.

Companies can donate $100 to sponsor 10 kits, or as much as $1,000 to ensure the creation of 100 kits. According to World Vision, nearly 200,000 people sleep outside or in a place not meant for human habitation each night. Basic needs go unmet as many homeless adults and children lack access to necessities such as hygiene items. A hygiene kit filled with personal care products and a handwritten note from a kit building volunteer can provide encouragement and hope.

“When a family or person lacks the means to provide for their most basic need – food – we know other practical and basic items like hygiene products go unpurchased. However, these items contribute daily to health, access to work and education as well as dignity. A hygiene kit can be the key that opens the door to all of these resources that will ultimately enable people to provide for their own needs,” said Jack Laverty, corporate engagement director at World Vision.

The kits will be donated to a shelter in Phoenix called the André House, a facility that feeds the homeless every week.