April 18, 2014

Blessing Bags For The Homeless

Creating blessing bags for the homeless and those in need has been on my mind ever since my youngest arrived out of his Wednesday night church class excited to tell me  about the idea of creating these filled bags.  During his weekly lesson they had discussed this topic and how we as families could create these blessing bags  and carry them in our cars to give to those in need when we came across them in our daily travels.  It’s time to check it off the list and take time as a family to create blessing bags to carry in our car for those what I like to call God opportunities – Times when God gives us opportunities to reach out to theirs and bless them.

How to create Blessing Bags :

First you will need gallon size zip bags to hold all of the blessing items you will be giving them.

Next you will need to fill them with various items to bless them – here is a list of ideas:

 

trail mix
nuts
granola bars
crackers
gummies
small cans of fruit with spoon
pack of gum
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
chap stick
soap
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
samitizer
lotion
one pair of socks
local coffee or fast food gift card.
Place all the items in the bags. Seal the bags and store in your car and wait for a God opportunities.

 

 

Comments

  1. My daughter and I have made these, and keep them in our cars just as you said. We’ve found many friends who are willing to save shampoo and other toiletries from hotel stays, for our project. We never thought to include band aids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the idea and have thought about doing something like this for a long time. It’s great having a list of ideas for things to include. Thanks!

  3. Luanne Kirkland says:

    I too do this – our ministry is called HOPE. We distribute items in the $1 store cellophane bags to homeless women monthly at the local soup kitchen. Let me warn about the mouthwash – most have alcohol and many homeless will drink it.

  4. We do this, too. The kids ministry at our church started it, they made one for everyone in the congregation.

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