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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

care package for those in need

My church is doing an amazing event called Rock This City. It's truly rocking my world. 
It's a 10 day event where we unleash Christ's love in our community. 
We partner with The City, non-profits, and other organizations to give back. 
Oh and it's across the whole state of Montana, no big deal huge deal. 
I decided I wanted to participate every day. Every day. 
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this in action picture. 
It took some planning, but I'm so glad I did it. Some of those days I decided I would do events at home. 
One of these ideas was something that has been on my heart for years. It's pathetic to say it's taken me years to finish it though.

They are simple care packages for someone in need. 
Sometimes it's hard when I see people on the street asking for money. 
My heart hurts for them and I don't always know what to do. Usually I don't have cash on me and sometimes when I do I'm hesitant to give cash out (just being honest). 

My new goal is to always have one of these bags in my car. 

To make these I simply went to the dollar tree and target to purchase my supplies...
Water bottles 
Granola bars 
Trail mix 
Disinfecting wipes 
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Total cost was around $15 which made 3 bags. 

Not pictured- 
Information about local facilities that offer free meals 
Local homeless shelter info
Church invite
A note - I know that sounds silly, but I wanted it to be somewhat personal. Not just information, but words from a person who does care.

ALSO, my friend recommended socks, so I'll get some of those today.
AND in the winter I'll put in hand warmers. 

If you're looking for an activity that is simple and a great way to teach kids (and adults) how to give to those in need and share Christ's love, this is a great one.

These last 10 days of giving back to the community, sacrifice, spending time with church family, meeting new people, and thanking those in our community has truly blessed ME.

Check out rockthiscity.co to find out more and how YOU can participate. 

What else would you add to this bag???

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