Freebies for new clinic?

  1. I am in charge of a brand new clinic at a new school. I need free samples to hand out, things like deodorant for students and pads for the girls. I was lucky enough to get a bunch of mouth wax from a local orthodontist but I need other things. I've already spent enough out of pocket on clinic items. I'd also like some free pamphlets on various topics for students & staff- skin conditions, cardiac, diet & exercise, etc. Does anyone know of any organizations or companies who mail out these to school nurses?
    I realize I could pick companies at random and call (in my "free" time - ha!) but I thought some of you might already know of companies.
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  3. by   Neveranurseagain
    Here is the Procoter/Gamble website info. I order all our puberty supplies from them. Puberty Education - P&G School Programs

    You need to order pretty soon as they ship out on a first come first serve and will run out if you order too late. They have stuff for both boys and girls.
    Last edit by Neveranurseagain on Aug 30, '10
  4. by   schooldistrictnurse
    P and G doesn't send samples for the boys anymore--at least they didn't to my area. The girls still get samples and a deodorant and the boys get a booklet. The classroom teachers and I thought it was unfair but didn't want to quit getting the girl's stuff. The program is supposed to be in conjunction with puberty education. I don't think there's much in the way of "free" anymore.
  5. by   bergren
    Contact your local philanthropy groups - women's hospital auxilary, AAUW, Rotary, etc and your local for-profit hospitals, to give you a grant. Check your PTA's mini fund.
  6. by   OB Night Nurse
    Thanks for the info and ideas! I'd really like some posters for bulletin boards. I know I've seen them at county health departments and doctor's offices. Various CPR, "cover your cough", eat healthy/food pyramid kinds of posters. I'm sure they are free, I just don't what orgs to contact. Anybody know?
  7. by   millhouse
    CDC, American Diabetes Association, Virginia Dept of Health (would be your state's though)... etc. There is also a poster you can get from Dr. Itchy regarding lice awareness at (google dr itchy). Hope this helps !