The following is a guest post on blessing kits from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.
I know this is different from a typical organization post but wanted to share this brilliant idea I learned from my husband when he did a service project with his company a few years ago. They organized thousands of care package bags for the homeless. The point was to leave a few bags in their cars and pass them out. I loved this idea so much because it’s something anyone can do.
I researched some helpful items for these blessing kits and wanted to share what I discovered. Try to add dry foods that won’t melt and will bring longer satisfaction like protein bars and beef jerky. Wipes are also super handy as well as kleenex. Try to avoid anything with alcohol, like hand sanitizer and mouth wash. I added wipes, protein bars, pretzels, beef jerky, kleenex, toothbrush, toothpaste, water and gum. Some other great ideas are chapstick, sunscreen and lotion.
Organize and package them into bags like these gallon sized zip lock bags.
I like to store at least four into a basket and leave them in my trunk. I keep one zip lock bag in the front near where I sit so I can easily get it out and pass it to someone who I see is in need.
The great thing is you can get your kids involved too. They can help shop for the items, bag them and even write a note to leave inside each bag. Every time they see you passing it out from the car, it will teach them how a small act can make a difference in their community. They too can be a helping hand in blessing another person in need. I would love to know if you have other service ideas you like to do with your kids as I’m always looking for ways to include mine.
Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people.