Kind readers, friends and family— would you like to help me celebrate my birthday this month??
You know I need all the help I can get!
Instead of sending a birthday card or gift how ’bout you whip up a BLESSING BAG for someone in need?! Idea via Kids With a Vision— HERE! “Blessing Bags” are small emergency kits that might offer a bit of help to someone in need. You can give your bag to a homeless person on the street or donate it to a local homeless shelter, church or food pantry.
Last week I asked the kiddos if they would help me make 40 blessing bags to help ring in my 40th this month! We set up a little family style assembly line and filled gallon sized zip lock bags with our hygiene and food items. I really can’t imagine a more lovely birthday treat! Some of our bags were child friendly and others were geared for homeless adults.
Blessing Bag Filler Ideas (for adults)
Mini Cereal Boxes
Granola Bars/Energy Bars
Pen & Small Note Pad
Gift Cards (Starbucks)
Note of Encouragement
For kid friendly bags you might consider including stickers, toys, arts & crafts supplies, kiddo shampoo, bubbles, and other little treats! I found that full size items from “dollar” stores were sometimes less expensive than trail size items at traditional stores.
A soon to be 40 year old!