A Blessing Bag contains items useful to those you encounter on the street who might be experiencing homelessness or who are otherwise struggling. Being in a position to share a Blessing Bag with someone allows for human connection to be made and a sense of dignity to be preserved.
The contents of a Blessing Bag filling a jumbo Ziploc bag with sliding closure or a mesh bag with a zipper, are listed below. * indicates items for a smaller, food-oriented Blessing Bag making it easier to carry with you in your backpack, purse or in your car glove box.
|Full size deodorant (men’s or women’s)||Feminine hygiene products (for women’s bag)|
|Lip balm||A pair of tube socks|
|A full size bar of soap & wash cloth||Hat & gloves (seasonal)|
|A toothbrush, full size tube of toothpaste & floss||* $5 gift card for Subway or McDonald’s|
|Disposable razor||* One or two granola or fiber bars|
|Small hand sanitizer||* Beef jerky or beef sticks|
|Travel Kleenex||* A lunch size container of applesauce or fruit|
|Baby wipes||* Raisins or other dried fruit|
|Sunscreen||* A small bottle of water or juice box|
|Travel size first aid kit||* A note of encouragement|
Keep the bag in your car or backpack so that when you encounter someone in need, you are prepared to bless that person. Pray to be led to the right person who might need a blessing and pray for the people you encounter. You both will be blessed.