Advice abounds on what to do when a person experiencing homelessness asks for food or money in public. There are many misconceptions about what is most helpful, which often discourages contributing at all. Today we offer a handy guide on making donation kits to carry with you. Kits are convenient and full of items that genuinely helps those we want to support. Warm socks, toothbrush, water, and snacks - among the other ideas - will make someone’s day and show them that you see and value them.
This kit is sized perfectly for carrying several in your car. If you don’t have a car, downsize and make them a more manageable size for your commute. Use this Amazon basket link for ideas. Once you have your bulk items, assemble bags in front of the TV, with your family after dinner, or anytime you have a spare few minutes!