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Friday, October 21, 2011

Blessing Bags...

In my post a couple days ago I talked about how I wanted to do more service and later that day I saw a pin on pinterest about "Blessing Bags". I LOVED the idea and thought it would be a perfect way to be prepared to help someone in need while I'm running errands. A blessing bag is a gallon zip lock baggie filled with things that a homeless person would need that you store in your car. For example your blessing bag could include:
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Gum or mints
  • Cracker packs
  • Trail Mix
  • Jerky
  • Drink ( flat like a capri sun )
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tylonel or Advil
  • Chapstick
  • Tissues
  • Comb
  • Soap
  • Anti bacterial wipes
  • Bandaids ( or I found little first aid kits for 1.00!)
  • Coins for a phone call or vending machine
  • And anything else you can think of!
This idea worked really well for me because here in the valley there are a lot of homeless people right off the freeways and this way I don't have to sit awkwardly in my car trying not to look at the person because I have nothing to give them. I don't believe in giving money because I don't want them to go and use it for drugs or something. 

I had some little helpers help me make my kits :)

And here is a close up of what I put in my bags...

I'd love to hear of any ideas that you guys are doing...I need more ideas. I'm one of those people who aren't as good at thinking up ideas but I'm good at copying them haha! So share if you have any!!!

1 comment:

Kate said...

What a great idea! I love that you actually acted on it and made them! We're so going to miss you in YW :(