How To: Make A Care Package For The Homeless

DATE September 26, 2012LEAVE A COMMENT

homeless care package

From Do Something.org

Giving money or food is an amaze-balls way to help someone homeless. But, wouldn’t it be great if your gift could be stretched farther than a buck or two? We’ve got some tips on how.

1.  Bag It Up. Get a box of the large Ziploc freezer bags. Or a backpack (the dollar store should have great steals).

2.  Get Supplies. Think:

  • Socks
  • Kleenex pocket tissues
  • Moist/Antibacterial Wipes
  • Mouth Wash/Gum
  • Gift cards to Starbucks or the Grocery Store
  • Bottled Water
  • Granola Bars/Snacks
  • Chapstick
  • Sanitary Products
  • Hats/Gloves
  • Address book of local services

3.  Give out your stash. Donate the packages to your local shelter or soup kitchen.

For more ways to take action, check out our Homelessness Action Guides.

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