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Homeless Care Kits

"How do I help without doing harm?" 

This is a question we often get from people who want to help those who are experiencing homelessness, without giving them cash that might throw them back into addiction or a lifestyle that will in the long-run prevent them from making it out of poverty.

Fill gallon Ziploc bags with the following items, and keep a few kits in your car.When you see a homeless person, you will have resources available that they need.

This activity is great for individuals or families!

 

Homeless Care Kits:

  • Travel toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Socks: #1 item requested at homeless shelters. Helps prevents blisters & frostbite.

  • Travel Kleenex packs

  • Water bottle

  • Granola bars

  • Travel shampoo + conditioner

  • Travel lotions

  • Hand soap

  • Lip balm

  • Hand sanitizer: Helps keep them healthy (some don't have access to sinks)

  • Band aids (Prevents blisters and cuts which could become infected)

  • Deodorant

  • Gum/Mints: Sometime not able to brush teeth

  • Floss: Keeping gums healthy can help prevent medical problems.

  • Vaseline: Can be used for many things (hair, hands, cuts)

  • City on a Hill Health Outreach flyer: (Click to download). Directs people to City on a Hill for additional services and support.

  • Book of John: Click the link and order on Amazon for one dollar to help share the Gospel.

  • Encouraging Note/Scripture: Bring a smile & encouragement!

Optional Items:

  • Pens/Notepads

  • Comb

  • Mini First Aid Kit

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