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FRUGAL TIP: Blessing Bags

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 09, 2021 | 0 comments
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Image: Travel size (Productos en tamaño 'para viajes' en Dollar Tree, New Jersey, Estados Unidos), by Jorge Gobbi on Flickr
Image: Non-Profit Depot Toiletry Charity Gift Kit | Includes travel-sized toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, shave cream and razor, hairbrush and comb, two washcloths, two bath towels
Non-Profit Depot Toiletry Charity Gift Kit

I came across this idea to make Blessing Bags for the homeless, and thought - what a great way to use some of the freebies and samples we get!

Put together a few bags and keep them in your car, ready to hand out when needed.

What a wonderful idea, and a great way to demonstrate compassion to your kids!

Ideas of What to Include:

Any individually wrapped snack or drink:

• Breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars, protein bars, energy bars
• Fruit cup, applesauce cup, pudding cup (include a spoon)
• Peanut butter and cheese crackers
• Gum/hard candy
• Instant Oatmeal Packets (include disposable bowl and spoon)
• Single-packaged nuts and trail mix, raisins
• Vienna sausage in pop-top can
• Beef Jerky
• Cup of Noodles, Mac 'n Cheese in a Bowl, Cup-of-Soup
• Foil tuna packs (not requiring a can opener)
• Hot Cocoa, Spiced Cider Mixes, tea bags or on-the-go coffee mixes
• Bottled water, juice boxes, Gatorade

Grooming and hygiene products:

• Combs
• Hand lotion, Lip balm, chapstick
• Face towels
• Soap, Hand sanitizer
• Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
• Mouthwash (non-alcoholic)
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Bandaids
• Baby Wipes
• Deodorant
• Kleenex® tissues

Other Useful items:

• Socks, underwear, gloves
• Hand Warmers
• Warm Hat, scarf
• Plastic utensils
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Gallon-size and small size Ziploc® bags
• Mints
• Bag or roll of quarters
• Bus tokens or passes
• Tampons, menstrual pads, panti-liners
• Gift cards to local fast food restaurants
• small First Aid kit
• dog food samples
• Mylar emergency blanket

Image: Bulk Case of 12 Backpacks and 12 Hygiene and Toiletries Kit - Wholesale Care Package - Disaster Relief Kit, Homeless, Charity
Homeless/Disaster Care Package

Read more:

🎁 The Blessing Bag Project Mission

🎁 Blessing Bags | FREE Printable Checklist and Encouragement Cards

🎁 Blessing Bags - I Can Teach My Child!

🎁 Items to Avoid Putting inside Blessing Bags - Blessing Bags

🎁 Want to Know What the Homeless REALLY Want in Care Packages?


Check Amazon for more sample size toiletries and small containers to make your own sample sizes!
They even have ready-made Blessing Bags for the homeless!

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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