If you have been following my Blessing Bags for the Homeless Series, you know that our family has been busy putting the bags together. We wanted to make them extra special and document it along the way so that you guys would have some resources to help you make blessing bags of your own. I published the:
- Basic Blessing Bag Checklist
- Blessing BACKPACK Checklist
- Card Printables (to personalize your bags and encourage the receiver)
- Inspiration (from Mother Teresa!)
Now you get to see how they turned out!!!
These blessing bags are smaller than the backpacks, obviously, but they are so nice to have in the van with us so when we come across someone asking for help at an intersection we can hand them out the window.
I posted several videos on YouTube to help people who are interested in putting these bags together. I’m only linking to two of them in this post. If you want to see all of them you can check them out at my YouTube channel.
For a Basic Blessing Bag watch this video:
If you want to do something a little more elaborate check out this video on Blessing Backpacks for the Homeless:
In an effort to make putting blessing bags together as easy as possible for you, I’ve linked to some items that you can have Amazon send right to your door. Doesn’t get much easier than that my friends!
*Please note that the links in this post are affiliate links.
Blessing Bag Supplies
Bags or Backpacks:
- Gallon Size Zip Lock Bags
- Lightweight Backpacks (that fold up) for Blessing Backpacks
- Wool Socks
- Wool Gloves
- Hand Warmers
- Chap Stick
- Wet Wipes
- Lotion (travel size)
- Tooth Brush Kit
- Travel First Aid Kits
- Water Bottles with Filter
- Leatherman Multi Tool
Tools for Connecting with Loved Ones:
Food & Drink for Blessing Bags:
- Coffee – Starbucks Via
- Tazo Tea
- Energy Drinks
- Emergen-C Vitamin Drink
- Beef Jerky
- Freeze Dried Fruit
- Trail Mix
- Oatmeal Packs
- Granola Bars
- Meal Replacement Powder
Treats for Blessing Bags:
- Assorted Chocolate
- Chewing Gum
- Fruit Snacks
- Mini Snack Packs
- Individually Wrapped Hard Candy
- Breath Mints
If you do end up doing this with your family make sure to set appropriate expectations for your children regarding the reaction of the receiver. We have received a range of responses and it can be disappointing for our little guys if they are expecting a big response and don’t get it.
I really hope the resources I pulled together help you serve those who really need it. If this project inspires you, don’t forget to share it on FB with all your people!