Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Random Act of Kindness Tuesday-Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags- I wish I could take credit for this idea. Mamas on a Dime blog has their own Random Act of Kindness challenge. You can read about them here.

One of the Mamas found on Pintrest Blessing Bags. I thought this was a brilliant idea. Over the holiday season the Viking Kiddos learned about various Saints who were inspirations for giving and charity. You can re-read the post here.

The Blessing Bags are perfect to have on hand to give to someone who is in need; specially the homeless.

This is how to make one:

Gallon size Ziplock bags

Items to go in the bags, such as:
  • chap stick
  • packages of tissues (Kleenex)
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • comb
  • soap
  • trail mix
  • granola bars
  • crackers
  • pack of gum
  • band aids
  • mouthwash
  • coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
  • hand wipes
  •  warm pair of socks
  • gift cards for food like McDonalds or Starbucks. 
  • A note of encouragement/blessings
  • An envelope with stamp and a few sheets of paper for a letter home.

Assemble all the items in the bags. Seal the bags and keep in your car for the moment you need them.

At any store there is always a bin with travel size items that are not very expensive which are the perfect size for this Blessing Bags.

Random Act of Kindness Challenge--- Are you brave enough to make your own Blessing Bags and hand them out in your community?

Bless Bless
Viking Mom

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