Thursday, October 24, 2013

~ Blessing Bags ~

I shared this on Facebook but if you didn't see it, perhaps this might be something you can include in your life. We're approaching the time of year when we focus on Gratitude. It's also a time to give from the heart ~

I'm a strong proponet of RAOK's (Random Acts of Kindness), especially the anonymous ones. These Blessing Bags could be handed out personally to homeless people or left in areas where there is a need. Keep them in the car and when you pass homeless people, hand them out. Kids learn about caring for others when they are included.

Blessing Bag Ingredients
Gallon size Ziplock Bags
Chap Stick
Tissue packets
Toothbrush & toothpaste (Most items can be found in the travel section of Walmart, Walgreen's, Target, etc.)
Mouth wash, travel size
Soap (liquid would probably be best & place in a separate plastic bag to avoid leaking or the scent permeating any food items)
Hotel size shampoos and lotion
Trail Mix
Crackers ~ Peanut butter would be nice
Pack of gum
Band aids 
Hand wipes
Hand warmers
Blanket warmers (these are the foil like items that are very thin)
A warm pair of socks
Warm gloves
A rain poncho
Feminine items for the ladies
Tylenol packets
Ramen noodles

Ideas are really endless!  I know you'll think of additional items. Assemble all the items in the bags and perhaps include a note of encouragement and/or an invitation to Church. Seal the bags, stow in your car and then wait for a moment of providence.
Remember, there but for the grace of God, go I.


  1. That is really a wonderful, wonderful idea, Pat. I love it when we can give back a bit of all that we have. There-but for the grace of God go I- xo Diana

  2. What a great idea! We have a homeless man in our neighborhood and I was just wondering what I could do to help him. Thanks!

  3. What a lovely and sweet idea! Thank for sharing with us. Have a beautiful weekend!

  4. thank you Pat for spreading your compassion through this post. I do love this idea and I actually carry dog bowels and dog food so when I see homeless people with animals I can offer help. It actually hurts my heart to see people sitting on the side of the streets with their dogs.

  5. LOVE this idea. Thank you for listing good items to include.

  6. That's a great idea Pat! Thanks for sharing with me! HUGS!

  7. What a wonderful idea, dear Pat! Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a great weekend. xo

  8. Love this! Great way to show gratitude!

  9. At the school where I used to work we did something similar to this and gave them out to students who were in need. Most of the time they were accepted through tears and thank you's. This is a lovely post...thank you for sharing!

  10. I saw this recently and thought is was the most clever and kind idea I have seen yet!

  11. That is a great idea...and a pray might help them too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  12. Again, more great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!


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