after countless times of sitting in my car at a stoplight, looking at the homeless person on the corner walk by me and having nothing to give... i decided to make some care packets. my sister-in-law and i went to our local dollar store and found some essential items that everyone can use/need. we put these items in a clear gallon ziplock bag and hand them out as needed. it's a great (and super easy) way to give things they truly can use/need without just handing out cash.
the items in the bag include- water, granola bars, hand sanitizer, tissues, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, floss, comb, rubber bands, led light, and a bible. you can find almost everything at your local dollar store (water & granola bars at costco) and usually 2-4 items come in a package. we typically make about 12 at a time and once everything is added up it comes to about $5 a bag.
once they are made, i keep them in my car... you never know when you will run into someone in need. it's great to roll down my window at a stop light and give them a care packet... and you should see their faces! they can't believe someone put that much thought into it!
of course no blog post would be complete without some pics... so here you go!