Making Blessing Bags for the Homeless
One way you personally can help a homeless person is by making up bags of snacks and personal items to hand out as needed. This is a guide about making blessing bags for the homeless
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Blessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people. Something special you can do with your children or grandchildren to teach them about caring/giving for those in need!
For your blessing bags you will need:
- gallon size Ziploc bags
- Chap Stick
- packages of tissues
- travel size toothbrush and toothpaste
- travel size mouthwash
- hotel size shampoos
- trail mix
- granola bars
- pack of gum
- Band aids
- coins or predetermined dollar amount, say 5.00 (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
- hand wipes
- a warm pair of socks
- packet rain poncho
- tampons (for women)
The ideas could be endless!
Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence or drop some off at a food or homeless shelter.
I have an abundance of freebies that I have come to me in the mail or that obtain from hotel stays and such. I will never in my entire life be able to use these. I am on a mission now to help those less unfortunate. I have some used purses as well and I am putting some of the items that I have compiled over the years and doing a handout to the homeless.
I think they would appreciate shampoos and toothpastes. All in all, I think it will make me feel good to give this holiday season.