How To: Care Package for the Homeless with Items from Home
I have a great family project for you guys today. It’s How To Create a Care Package for the Homeless with Items from the Home. This actually comes from a conversation I’ve been having with my husband. He has a heart for helping the homeless by providing them with meals, rides, and other great deeds. This is fantastic. He would love for the family to be involved. For me however, I am weary about letting strangers come into my car, especially with little ones. Our compromise? I would let the kids help me create care packages for the homeless folks in our area, then give them to my husband to distribute. This is actually a great way to get the family involved, and use items you already have in your house. Here’s how:
So the first thing I thought of is items that had multiple usage. Folks are usually traveling quite a bit, carrying their possessions with them. Having multiple functions for each item would greatly extend their life and use.
Items to Consider:
- A Reusable Bag – we have so many of these lying around! Not only would they hold the items in the care package, but they could use afterwards
- Blanket or Towel- Can be used to keep warm OR dry.
- Pen & Paper
- Shelf Stable Water & Food
- Throw Away Utensils
- Other Items to Consider: Small Travel Toiletries, Calling Card, Grocery Store Gift Card, Sanitizer
The kids had a great time finding the items around the house and putting them in the bag. Almost like a little scavenger hunt! Once everything is packed up, I could give the bags to my husband to distribute around town in his travels.
The family is involved! I am trying to make bags as fast as I can 🙂