What do you put in a blessing bag for the homeless?
What should you put in a Blessing Bag?
- Toothbrush + Toothpaste.
- Peanut butter crackers.
- Granola bar.
- Lip balm.
- First-aid kit with single-dose packs of Advil, band-aids, and antibiotic ointment (I used leftover, washed out pill bottles to hold them)
Are blessing bags helpful?
The Blessing Bag kits are also very helpful to donate to homeless shelters (see our list of Northwest homeless shelters, food banks & more) & other organizations working with the homeless. They can pass these out after they provide a meal so that the men & women can have some new supplies to add to their backpacks.
What items do homeless need most?
10 Items Homeless Shelters Need the Most
- Money. Money is a solid place to start.
- Socks & Shoes. Next, make sure your favorite shelter has the means to give guests new socks and shoes.
- General Hygiene Products.
- Feminine Hygiene Items.
- Diapers, Wipes, and New Kids’ Clothes.
- School Supplies.
What food is best to donate to homeless?
The best non-perishable foods to donate
- canned beans.
- dry beans.
- peanut butter, or other nut butters.
- rolled oats.
- canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup.
- canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium.
- low-sodium soups.
- canned tuna in water.
What is the most requested item in homeless shelters?
Socks. Living on the street, many unsheltered people rarely take their shoes off. They walk often and don’t always have laundry facilities at close reach. That’s why clean socks are a reliably top-requested item at homeless shelters.
Is it OK to give food to homeless people?
Nutrition is vital to mental and physical health. From my experience, giving food to a person experiencing homelessness is never a bad idea. Food is something that a person cannot go without for even short periods of time without experiencing fatigue, disorientation, and can lead to declining health.
What can I put in share the dignity bag?
We accept donations of brand new sanitary and period products including pads, tampons, maternity pads, incontinence pads, reusable pads, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups. We collect this variety of period products, so everyone in need receives their preferred period product.