Blessing Bags

In the past few weeks we have partnered with the Gwinnett Police Department to provide Blessing Bags to our Neighbors with our addresses.  Home First Gwinnett has made some Blessing Bags available for the community to have on hand when encountering a neighbor without an address. We have them available for anyone to pick up.  Email [email protected] to coordinate a pick up of some blessing bags to keep in your car. We also are encouraging you to put together your own blessing bag by using the checklist we are providing.

This is a very real, tangible way to help in a situation where you find someone who is in need and you really feel like you want to do something but are unsure of exactly what to do.  Providing a Blessing Bag to someone gives you a very real way to meet their immediate needs by providing them with some basic supplies such as toiletries, water, food and warmth.

Blessing Bags are great to keep on hand in your car, so if you are in a situation where you find a neighbor in need, you have the bag ready to meet their need. Pack any of the following items in a gallon sized ziplock bag.

  • Toiletries: Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Shampoo/conditioner, Comb, Personal hygiene items if you’re making a kit for a woman (tampons, pantiliners, pads, etc), Sunscreen, Chapstick, New Socks, Winter gloves
  • Non-Perishable Foods: Granola / Energy Bars, Trail mix, Raisins, Peanuts, Gum/hard candy
  • Hand-Warmers
  • Bag of Quarters
  • Bottle of Water
  • Band-Aids
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wash Cloth

Click the link below to download the Home First Gwinnett Postcard to include in your pack!

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