Now, more then ever I see homeless individuals out on the street. The way the economy has been the past couple of years, more and more people are struggling. Very often when I pass these people, I feel like I want to help them, but don’t want to feel like my money will be used the wrong way or I’m just not quite sure how to help. Because honestly, I know they need much more then what I can offer.
One day when I came across this blog, talking about Blessing Bags, I knew that this would be a perfect way to help them, even if it’s just a little!
It’s a very simple idea, that you can do at home with your family, at your church, or with a group of friends.
The idea is to buy these items in bulk, so that you can make several blessing bags at once, to keep with you in the car at all times.
To make them, simply use a gallon size ziplock bag and fill it with any or all of these:
- toiletries – soap, deodiant, shampoo
- tissues and hand wipes
- juice or water
- a couple of dollars in change
- small gift card (walmart or coffee shop)
- socks or gloves – for winter
- a book for reading or puzzels
- small note of encouragement
You can add pretty much anything you think would be of good use.
I think this is an absolutely great idea for families to do right before the holidays or any time of year really!