THE OLNALIFE STORY
The idea for OlnaLife was inspired by a volunteer project in which my mother, Olga, participated. Along with a couple of friends, she started putting together dignity packs for those in need both here and abroad. Friends and family collected small toiletries from hotel visits. My mom and her friends would add to these items themselves by purchasing things like toothbrushes, toothpaste and face cloths.
These dignity packs were packaged in plastic bags and distributed to church groups and other organizations. The idea arose to provide the contents in a more consistent, environmentally friendly and sustainable fashion. These contents are then given in a backpack that is both sturdy and useful and, we hope, reminds those receiving that they matter.
It was on this foundation that OlnaLife was born.