How many times do you ride by a homeless man or woman and keep driving?
You desire to help but you also don't want to give money that could possibly be used to feed an addiction. I would venture to say that almost every person reading this post has experienced this scenario.
Today I was inspired by my son's school to make a difference! Their youth department prepares gallon-size plastic storage bags to bless the homeless. They contain various items such as soup, nuts, mints, bottle of water, spoon, and a granola bar. The bag also includes an index card with the name, phone number, location and operation hours of the local Christian Social Services office. Whenever they drive by someone in need, they give them a bag.
What a concept......a drive by blessing!
This idea was profound for me. You have the ability to impact someone's life with a simple gesture. The word of God tells us, to whom much is given, much is required. We are blessed beyond measure, why not share the blessing.
I wanted to take the gift to the next level......here's how:
Roslyn and I are couponers. We save about 50%-65% on our weekly food bill utilizing couponing techniques. (If you are interested in how we do it, check out http://truecouponing.com/).
We often purchase items that we don't use regularly because they are free or almost 80% cheaper than the retail cost. We don't pay for toothbrushes, deodorant, or toothpaste.
I added a few of those items in the storage bag pictured above. A gallon bag can hold quite a few items that will help anyone in need.
Be creative with your drive by blessing.......add an inspirational note or book (thanks Jackie) or socks in the winter. Utilize your family to help spread the love of Christ throughout your community!
My husband and I packed our bag yesterday and we are on a mission to change someone's life, one bag at a time. If you check your pantry, you probably already have enough items to fill a bag without even shopping.
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