Ever heard of a blessing bag? It’s a fantastic way to help out those in need without having to worry about where your money is going. Even if you don’t live in an area with lots of homeless people begging for money on the corners, this is still a great thing to keep in your car for the occasional needy person you may run into.
My husband and I happen to live in an area where there are many homeless and hungry people, so we keep a stash of granola bars in our glove box for when we come across someone on the corner (yes, we do share a car—and yes, that stash is still there). However, these blessing bags obviously meet quite a few more needs than a mere handful of granola bars, and to me, that’s pretty awesome. This has also been a great way for us to help our community as a couple, and that makes this small project twice as rewarding.
We started with a quick trip to target where we bought some items we thought would be useful.
As you can see, we decided on tissues, granola bars, crackers, mini boxes of raisins, travel toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and hand warmers. We used quart-sized baggies to hold the goods, but gallon-sized baggies would work just as well if you wanted to add even more items to the bags.
I created these labels fpr the outside of the bags, which I printed in wallet size on a full sheet of labels. Nine of these pictures will fit on one full 8×11″ label sheet. I simply cut them out, peeled them off, and placed them on the bags after we stuffed them all.
(Right-click and choose “Save Image As” to use this printable)
And there you have it! A simple way to bless others in need.