Tiny Treasures

2003 - ongoing

Mychal's Message collects personal sized toiletries for families living in shelters. Donate now, or read the story.

Project Background

Mother Theresa once said, “Do small things with great love.”  In this project, we will collect “small things” - personal-size toiletries - and distribute them to the homeless.

Many homeless men and women have no soap or shampoo when showering at the shelters.  They are grateful for the clean water, but they deserve more - to feel clean and refreshed and good about themselves. Imagine not being able to brush your teeth.  Imagine dry, cracking skin in the cold of Winter without lotion.  We will collect soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion and other toiletries.  These “small things” will bring “great love” as they are received as “Tiny Treasures” for the homeless.

In this project we will “Do small things with great love” by collecting and distributing “small things” in the form of personal-size toiletries to homeless shelters. We are collecting soap, shampoo conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, powder, deodorant, lotion, or any other toiletries. These “Tiny Treasures” will bring “great love” to the homeless.

Results to date

To date, 48,274 personal size toiletries have been collected and distributed. These “tiny treasures” as we call them are so important to those who are in need of a toothbrush, a shaver, or a can of deodorant.  We have seen how these simple, inexpensive items have literally changed the lives of the homeless and poor.



How You Can Help

Please send your donations of new, unopened personal-size toiletries such as soap, shampoo conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, powder, deodorant, lotion, or any other similar items. You can also support this project with a financial donation

Tiny Treasure donations and/or checks should be mailed to:

Mychal's Message
P.O. Box 6404
Lancaster, PA  17607

PLEASE NOTE: If you are sending donated items via UPS, FEDEX or from Amazon, please contact us for a street address.


Online donations are accepted through Network for Good. Please click the link below and specify "Tiny Treasures" in the "Designation" line on the Network for Good website.

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