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Creating Blessing Bags for the Homeless

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Over the weekend, while getting distracted on Pinterest, I came across a pin for “Blessing Bags.”

Blessing Bags – keep a couple in the car so when you see someone who is struggling (ie begging) you can give them a little something.

I thought to myself, “What a wonderful idea!” Working in downtown Sacramento, I see homeless people everyday on my way to and from work. I feel bad because I never carry cash on me, and I never have anything to give.

Throughout the weekend I was cleaning out closets and whatnot, so I was able to easily put together these bags using stuff I had lying around the house.

Blessing Bags

  • GoPicnic Hummus + Crackers: All-Natural Meal
  • Bottled water
  • Band-aids
  • Bar of soap
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (tip: hang onto toiletries when you stay at hotels)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • $1.00 in quarters (in case they need to make a phone call or something)

Yesterday I gave one out on my way home, and it felt so good to help someone out. I’m definitely going to continue to do this whenever I have a chance.

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