One of my most popular posts of all time has been the one I did about putting together these Blessing Bags for the homeless, years ago.
I’ve put blessing bags together with a number of different groups and in different settings. We’ve have had the opportunity to hand them out while walking the streets of our city or while stopping our car at an intersection.
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BLESSING BAGS
By now, the term “Blessing Bag” has become a common phrase in many parts of the country. Perhaps you have already participated in a group project that assembled these bags, or passed them out yourself. I love hearing what kinds of things people include in their blessing bags.
TIP: The greatest need we hear about from homeless people in Detroit, Michigan is for socks. Many homeless people around us have access to food, but get really excited about warm socks.
Here are a few of the things we have included in our blessing bags:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Tylenol (individual packet of 2)
- Antibacterial wipes
- Juice box
- Non perishable snack foods
- Safety pins
- Change for making a phone call
- Shaving supplies
- Encouraging notes or little Bible
- Other reading material
- List of homeless shelters or food banks in the area
- Bar soap