Blessing Bags

Joanne Dingus (Director of Religious Education)

Joanne Dingus
(Director of Religious Education)

submitted by Joanne Dingus
Have you seen someone on a street corner or outside of a store holding up a sign asking for help? Have you wanted to help but didn’t have anything to give? How about a Blessing Bag?
Children’s RE and The Got Kids Group will be working on an ongoing project this year to help people in our community. We will be collecting supplies to make Blessing Bags for Homeless or Low income individuals.
Here’s the way it will work. We are asking congregants to donate items from the list (see below.) When we get enough items we will have the Got Kids Group package them up and add an inspirational note or drawing. Then the bags will be available for congregants to distribute to people in need that they happen upon out in the community.
Here’s the list-Gallon size ziplock bags, chap stick, packages of tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, soap, hotel size shampoo, trail mix, granola bars, crackers, pack of gum, band aids, mouthwash, coins or cash of a predetermined amount (say $5.00) hand wipes, pair of warm socks, rain poncho, tampons, deodorant, city bus ticket or other items you think would be helpful. Just bring your items to RE. 

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One Response to Blessing Bags

  1. Lehni Lebert says:

    What a practical loving idea. I’ll be gathering some items.

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