Blessings Bags (RAK’s)

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A friend, Nina, shared this on her Facebook page and I had to share this wonderful Random Act of Kindness idea.  Blessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people…or someone who is in need.  Items that are helpful, needed and easy to pass out.  Something special you can do with the kids to teach them about caring for others.  Or get a Sunday School class, group of friends or community organization together and assemble and pass out the bags.  What a great way to remember the reason for the season…all year long.

BLESSING BAGS
INGREDIENTS:
Gallon size Ziplock bags
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
hotel size shampoos and lotions
trail mix
granola bars
crackers

nuts, applesauce and fruit cups

juice boxes

any single size serving items that don’t require a can opener

napkins and plastic spoons, forensic giving food items that need them
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins or a few dollars  (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes or a small bottle of hand sanitizer
you could also put in a warm pair of socks 

stretchy gloves and hand warmers

a pocket rain poncho

tampons (for women)
The ideas could be endless!  They can even use the bag after the contents are gone.
Assemble your choice of items in the bags and throw in a note of encouragement, a blessing, scripture verse, etc.  Seal the bags and stow in your car…next time you see a need…you are ready.

 

This will be my next RAK in memory of Lauren…I hope you join me.

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