A lot more people are joining Pinterest, and sharing great ideas for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects, home decorating, recipes and now a way to help the homeless with a ‘blessing bag!’ Our WYCD webmaster Nanci Haskin found this ‘how-to’ idea on Pinterest and spent the weekend making up several ‘blessing bags’ that she will be keeping in her car and handy if she runs into a homeless person on the street. Instead of giving money to someone in obvious need, this is a great way to offer some help and each bag costs less than $10, yet still full of goodies and items that a homeless person could surely use too! Here’s a list of  items and suggestions to make your own’ blessing bags!

Thanks and God bless Nanci Haskin for sharing this with us too!

blessing bag How To Help The Homeless With A Blessing Bag!My Blessing Bags (to keep in car for next time I see a homeless person that needs a “blessing.”

Bag: $0.99 at grocery

Blanket: $2.88 (Walmart)

Granola bars (bought at Sams in bulk): $0.15 ea

Tuna salad (bought in bulk at Sams): $1.18

Water bottles $0.12 x 2

Toothbrush w/paste: $0.97

Socks $0.75 (bought in 10pk at Walmart)

Deodorant: $0.97

Tylenol (bought clearance at Walmart) $0.50

Gum (bulk at SAMs): $0.29

Shampoo, soaps, body wash: free ones you get at hotels

Total: $8.92 for each

Going to write a God Bless You – Pay it Forward note to add.

My Other suggestions to add:

-Change for phone call

-Any books or magazines I may be finished with

-stamped envelope with note paper and pen

-writing tablet

Since I am leaving these in my car, the food inside can’t be “heat sensitive.”

What a GREAT way to help those in need, and like Nanci says: Pay It Forward!


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