Sunday, December 1, 2019
How to Make Care Packages for the Homeless
This past month I have been thinking heavily about ways to help people who really need it. I was reminded a while back when the kids were younger that we had made these food bags for some homeless when we would visit the inner city.
Some would walk by our vehicle and we would hand them a "care bag" that had some food items and a gospel tract. It was very simple and what we could afford.
I know of some Christians friends who do this as a ministry and they go into the streets and pass out care bags (with hygienic items) and share the gospel message personally. What a great way to show God's kindness and love while serving those who need help.
You can make these care packages as simple as you want.
You can get bags to hand out like these.
Or fill a backpack that they can carry. I have heard of women filling purses/bags they don't use anymore with needed items and giving those away.
Or just simply recycle some supermarket bags!
WHAT TO FILL IN THE BAG:
-food/sandwich/granola bar/fruit/dried fruit, trail mix, crackers
-hygienic items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, deodorant, lipbalm, comb, brush, feminine pads)
-nail clippers, bandaids, gum
-winter time: hats, gloves, heat packs
-Bible or tract (we used to use Chick Tracts, they are in comic book form)
-information that directs them to the nearest shelter/mission
Don't forget to pray that God would help lead you to the right people who need these bags!
Always remember to be safe, use caution, and practice good judgment! Do what is best for your family. You might want to donate directly to a homeless shelter or mission if that works best for you.
"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed."