The Blessing Bag Checklist is here as promised! I hope it gives you a good idea of some useful items to include in your blessing bags so that whoever gets it will feel super blessed! I did call the Union Gospel Mission to find out what homeless people need the most. They have free access to things like shampoo and lotion but some of the more ‘unnecessary’ items such as hair gel, facial wipes, warm gloves, etc. are in high demand.
This is the simplified blessing bag checklist. If you want to put together a blessing bag with a lot of stuff in it, check out the Blessing Bag / Backpack Checklist. It is cost prohibitive for most of us to put together a bunch of backpacks full of items. What direction you go really depends on personal preference, budget and personality. We did two large backpacks, 3 medium size blessing bags, and about 10 of the smaller basic bags.
Whatever your budget, don’t forget that no gift is too small. And helping even one person is still significant! If you don’t believe me TAKE MOTHER TERESA’S WORD FOR IT. Think of it like the widows mite and do it with all of your heart!
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I know there are a lot of things that can be added to a bag like this, but I hope this proves to be a useful resource to help get you started. If you are wanting to do something a little more elaborate don’t forget to check out my Blessing Backpack Checklist. Put your personality into it and have fun!
UPDATE: I’ve compiled a list of all the HOMELESS BLESSING BAG RESOURCES on one page!