Help me make Caring Bags for the Homeless and to show them someone cares about them. My goal is to make and distribute 1000 bags for 2014.
UPDATE: In 2010 with the help of your support and a couple of 5th graders from Fair School Elementary we made and distributed over 800 bags. In 2011 we distributed over 900 bags, and in 2012 & 2013 we reached our goal of 1,000 bags, but the need goes on.
UPDATE: In 2013 we took our Be The Change Challenge into the school and started Caring Bags For Homeless Teens. Schools like Brooklyn Center High took the challenge and are bringing awarness to the plight of Homeless teens through the making of Caring Bags.
The need for the Caring Bags has increased. Winter is a difficult time for those who are homeless and the economy has hit them hard. Help me continue to reach those in need and to reach my goal to make and distribute 1,000 Caring Bags for 2014.
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN REACH OUR GOAL.
Show Them Someone Cares
While serving food at a shelter for the homeless I noticed a bucket of used soap that everyone was using to wash their hands and face with. That same bucket of soap was also used when they took showers. It made me think about all the trial size soaps and shampoos people collect from their hotel rooms while on vacation and how they just pile up or get thrown away. I thought if I could take trial size toiletries and put them in a gallon size ziploc bag, it would be small enough to carry and also provide them with their own personal items. I made Caring Bags and delivered them to a local shelter and was soon brought to tears when a homeless man came up to me and said “Thank you, it means more than you know to have something of my own”. That touched me deeply. "Caring Bags" give the homeless back a sense of dignity and pride and a sense of community, by letting them know someone cares about them. Help me reach my goal of 1,000 Caring Bags for 2013. You can collect items, give a donation to purchase items or make your own Caring Bags and send them to Kids For A Better World (5130 65th Ave. N. Brooklyn Center, MN 55429). Caring Bags - Items in a gallon size ziploc bag include:
- shampoo (trial size)
- conditioner (trial size)
- toothpaste (trial size)
- lotion (trial size)
- Kleenex (trial size)
- nail clipper
- 5 bandages
- hand towel
- warm socks
- protein bar
- and a card saying “I Care About You”.
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5130 65th Ave N
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
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