Because of home situations, some of our youth are in need of basic hygiene services. A hot shower and clean clothes can help a youth to fit in with their peers and be ready to undertake other educational and recreational opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oshkosh provide. In addition, youth feel more comfortable at school with their new, clean clothes and improved appearance. This helps them to concentrate more on the academic success.
22 youth receive full services including showers, clothes washing, and new clothes. 240 youth will receive some sort of basic care including new clothes, haircuts, toiletries, and shoes.
Bullying, teasing, and negative behavior can ensue when youth are singled out for being smelly or their clothes are torn or not washed washed. We help provide toiletries, haircuts, shoes, clothes, and whatever else we can to help a child feel normal so they can have fun at our Club and more easily engage in the educational activities at the Club and at school.