During our Youth Ministry program one night we decided to make handout bags for the homeless. This involved taking common care products such as a tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, snack packages, water, gift cards, and distributing them in plastic bags. Along with the care package, each bag included a handwritten note and a prayer card for the person to get closer to God.

We were able to distribute these to the homeless in our area whenever we saw someone who looked like they needed one. It’s a great thing to have in your car, especially coming off of the expressway and seeing someone in need right there. You’re able to roll down your window and smile at them and give them the bag you made for them with your letter in it.

I’ve given these bags to people and it has just made their day. Sometimes, it means more to get these than it means to get money from people. A person who shows that they care doesn’t throw money at the problem, they give a person tools to succeed in life.