09 August 2015

Blessing Bags

I don't see many homeless people when I am out, but when I do, I really want to do something for them. I had been carrying $5 gift cards to McDonald's or Burger King, so that they could go in and get a burger and a drink and be warm or cool for a little while. But recently a friend posted this and I love this idea. The idea comes from Chris McKie. Thank you, Chris for this great idea. 

Gallon size Ziplock bags
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
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
you could also put in a warm pair of socks
a 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.

I think this year, the girls and I will put some together and carry them in the car so that we can do the same thing. 

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