Yesterday I made up 15 more blessing bags. I have done this for many years. I make these thru the year and keep them in a tote in my car. When I see someone in need (holding a sign, asking for food, or money) I give them one of these. I have made these and taken them to Cherry Street Mission, Habitat for Humanity. I just wish I had the extra supplies and money to do more!
How to make them take any size bag for these I use quart sized bags. Then I take a mix of trial size and full size items to fill the bags. I always try to do a good variety of things. Sometimes I leave a note of encouragement (you are loved)
For each of these I use trial size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel. Then I took a trial size bar of soap. Next I used a full size toothbrush and full size toothpaste. In each I added a chap stick, some wet wipes, notepad, post it and a pen. Last I added some candy, a few cough drops and a snack size pretzel/breadsticks with cheese.
I keep this in my car that way when we see those in need I can hand them out.
If you can take the time you can really make the difference in some ones life. Last week we purchased blankets and some pillow pets. People ask me why I do this but really why not?
Let me know what you do to help others. Even praying for them counts or volunteering your time. Get the kids involved too!
Also if you are a company that would like to donate items to put in my bags please comment or send me a email. (suggestions toothbrushes, paste etc.) any little bit counts.