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FAQ's

How long does a kit last a person or family?

The kits are designed to last up to several weeks though this really depends upon the individual person receiving the kit, the size of family being helped, the individual characteristics of the kit being sent and the purpose of the kit.  Homeless persons don’t have much storage so they often carry what they own; therefore, these kits are designed to be compact yet as helpful as possible.

When will my hygiene kits be shipped?

Poverty Impact Network ships non-subscription kits within a 1-2 business days of your order. Subscription kits are shipped around the 16th of each month so they arrive at their destination towards the end of the month which is the time most people living in poverty need extra assistance.

How will I know when the kits are delivered to the organization I chose?

We provide tracking to you, the donor, so you'll know when your package is delivered to your recipient!

I can purchase similar items at the store and donate them directly. Why would I buy from you?

Hygiene products are expensive and it quickly becomes cost prohibitive for a person or small group to purchase all the items needed to make effective, complete hygiene kits.  

Our kits contain products in practical amounts that are extremely cost effective and can also be easily carried and transported. Our goal is to help many people with a well-rounded kit for an appropriate time period and our near-wholesale prices make this very doable!

Is Poverty Impact Network a 501(c)3?

A  501(c)3 designation seems the obvious path; yet, with the additional expense, time and red tape involved it became clear the 501(c)3 designation doesn't provide sufficient offsetting benefit to you or the mission of Poverty Impact Network. We partner with both community charitable organizations and you, the public, to intensify and strengthen the impact we collectively can make. 

 

If your charitable contributions become deductible then the kits you've had shipped directly to a 501(c)3 (or donated to a 501(c)3 and retained your donation receipts) should also be deductible. This information is not a substitute for professional tax or legal advice and you should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional tax or legal advice.

Be sure to take a look at the About Us page to learn more about how our mission and vision impacts people living in poverty. 

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