NAMI WNC Partners with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County to Create Care Kits for Students
In Buncombe County, nearly 1,000 adults living with a disability reside in adult care homes. Many of them are active volunteers in the community, however due to the ongoing threat of COVID they have been confined to their care facilities for over eight months. When the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western North Carolina reached out to our volunteer center to find meaningful ways to bring community projects to the residents of local care homes, we knew just what to do.
With our Community School Coordinators working with teachers, students, and families to help meet their mental, emotional, and basic care needs, we knew that students were seeking personal hygiene items at home. Our team created a personal care kit project that could easily be put together by a community partner to help provide these easily deliverable/curbside pickup bags for students to have access to personal care items through the months to come. NAMI of WNC thought this would be a great way for residents bound to their homes to dig in and be part of the community while remaining safe during the threat of COVID.