Teach Your Kids About Compassion By Keeping 'Blessing Bags' In Your Car

December 30, 2015

Amy Verder recently posted this picture on Facebook of a "Blessing Bag" that she and her daughter started keeping in her car. Hopefully, this will inspire more people to do the same.

blessing bag for homeless
Credit: Amy Verder

"This is what me and my daughter have started doing....We are keeping a 'Blessing Bag' in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person."

You can also make a separate bag for dogs. Many homeless people have animal companions that would appreciate some food and treats.

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