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    My job brings me into contact with purchasing essential items for homeless people. Common purchases besides food are:
    - Top ups for mobile phones
    - Top ups for public transport cards (eg Go Card)

    Being able to keep in touch with family and/or services is a huge benefit to mental health as is being able to get around.

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    disposable wet wipes
    Mints
    Socks
    Hairbands
    Dry shampoo
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    Thank you. Fantastic ideas

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    What we hear about most of all are tampons/pads, toothbrushes and toothpaste, wet wipes, deodorant. Any of these things help restore dignity in an undignified, unfair situation.
    Have you heard of the period project? They have some good ideas too.
    Socks and underwear are also good if you can afford them or can find them cheap. @Busy-Bee also offered helpful advice with top ups for mobile phones or public transport

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    Lovely idea @Louise41
    Big w do 5 pack of socks for $5 and 10 pack of knickers for $10.
    Agree with other suggestions like a small flannel, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc. and maybe a small luxury item too? Even if it's just a block of chocolate or something. Or pen and notebook.

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    Sunscreen
    Moisturiser

    Definitely include a small luxury item.

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    Those little Alcohol sanity gels, to keep their hands clean ? I think you can get purse size ones.

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    Default Ideas needed

    @Louise41 I don't have anything to add except to say what an absolutely wonderful, kind and generous idea.

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    Lip gloss and even lip stick for ladies. ..hair treatment products. Small mirror.

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    What a big heart you have Louise, my suggestions are:

    Nail clippers
    Tweezers
    Mini first aid kits
    Bandaids
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