Welcome to Day 3 of our Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Challenge!
Today’s challenge is to make a care package for homeless or needy person.
Items needed for today’s Random Act of Christmas Kindness
Printer (Ideally print the cards in color if you can.)
- Cardstock or printer paper
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Gallon size zipper bag
Items for care package
What we packed in our care package for homeless
There’s a complete list of ideas in your kindness packet, but here’s what we included in ours.
- Snacks/Sugar-free Peppermints
- Baby wipes
- Rain poncho
- Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- We also brought along a mason jar of hot vegetable soup.
A behind-the-scenes look at our day making a care package for homeless
We shopped for our supplies several days before the challenge. Alex (my middle) helped me make the soup.
Later that afternoon the kids and I gathered our supplies and headed out. (Wanna see us pack up the care package? Here’s a video of us doing it live!)
There’s a spot right off the interstate where a homeless gentleman stands. He always has a smile and a wave for each car that passes by.
It was late in the afternoon when we headed out, and that gentleman wasn’t there. I thought we’d have to return home with our soup and package. But then out of the corner of my eye, I spotted someone!
We safely pulled over and my husband went out while we waited in the car. (At this point it was nearly dark and the traffic was terrible. I didn’t want to risk all the kids getting out, so we watched from the car.)
When my husband got back to the car he told us that the gentleman was very appreciative. My oldest daughter led our family in prayer for him.
Pro Tips for Making the Challenge Easier
- Shop for supplies ahead of time.
- Make sure everything fits in a gallon size bag. Heavy/large items are difficult to transport.
- Be mindful when you talk to your kids about homelessness. It’s a complex subject. I tried to make sure not to feed into any stereotypes when talking with my kids.
Pray for the person who receives your gift.
By the way, if you want to participate in our 7-day Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Challenge, sign up here and get your free printables! (Or click here to learn more!)
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