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  • Layers are great year roundwe work indoors and outdoors all year, rain or shine.
  • Be sure to pack clothing you don't mind getting dirty, muddy, painted on, etc.
  • If you forget something, you WILL be fine without it. . . . and we have extras.
  • If you have any questions about what to bring, what not to bring, or anything about your trip, give us a call!


  • T-shirts, socks, underwear
  • 1-2 long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirts1 in summer, 2 in winter
  • Comfortable shorts for summer months
  • 1-2 pair sturdy work pantsshorts or sweatpants cannot be worn on construction sites
  • 1 nice outfit for church
  • 1-2 sets modest pajamas/sleep clothing
  • 1 pair tennis shoes that can get dirty/wet (work boots if you have them)
  • Extra shoes for down time/walking (optional)
  • Coat, gloves, hat, scarf for winter months
  • Raincoat/poncho (optional)


  • Makeup
  • Hair dryer/curling iron/straightener
  • Razor/shaving supplies
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Guns/weapons (pocket knives are okay)


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo/soap/shower supplies
  • Bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth
  • Deodorant
  • Hair brush and hair ties, clips, bandanas (for long hair)
  • Baby wipes (optional)you'll only be showering twice!
  • Sunscreen
  • Ear plugs (for light sleepers)
  • Personal medication, feminine hygiene items, contact supplies, as needed


  • Sleeping bag or twin sheets and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Plastic bag for dirty laundry
  • Cash$25 should be plenty
  • Insurance card
  • Journal and pen for reflections
  • Water bottle labeled with your name
  • Work gloves
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Flashlight
  • Musical Instruments (optional)