It is COLD outside! The temps will go up and down many times but the fact is this is winter in Minnesota! As we shiver and shake, we reach for another layer and turn up the thermostat, without giving it much thought. I am thankful that I have those options. I can’t help but think of those who have no warm shelter, no warm clothes, and no escape from the cold.
A unique way to help someone in need or a homeless person is to put together Blessing Bags. This could be a great project for your society to spearhead. Suggested Blessing Bag content:
Hand warmers Hand Wipes Razors
Socks Toothbrushes/toothpaste Gloves
Warm hat Toiletries Water or Sport Drink
Granola Bars Band Aids Tissues
Fast food gift cards
Items can be placed in a large Ziploc-type bag. Many of the suggested items can be found at your local dollar store. And why not add a tract or a small new testament. Have these bags at the ready in your car.
I found this idea on the lwml.org site under Service in the Mission Servants area. They have a new activity each month as well as the past ones. The Blessing Bags activity was for February 2016.
Print the page and use it as a poster to advertise the activity.
It’s COLD outside. The time is now!
Vice President of Human Care