Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags

Blessing bags are a great service project to prepare together within your NBS.  One blessing bag is kept by each person.  In the future, whenever an NBS member sees someone in need during day-to-day commutes or in travels, they may bless the individual (or family) with the bag.  This is a neat answer to those we see holding signs, asking for money or help.

The goal is for each of member to leave with at least one bag.  Following is a list of supplies.  Divide the chosen items amongst your members.  Have each person bring the appropriate number of items.  For example, 10 bars of soap if there are 10 members in the study.  Many of these items can be purchased at a dollar or discount store.  With each person remitting their items, then assemble the bags so that every bag contains one of each item on the list.  Simple!

Gallon size Ziplock bags
Items to go in the bags, such as:

  • Chap Stick
  • Packages of tissues
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Soap
  • Trail mix
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Pack of gum
  • Band aids
  • Mouthwash
  • Coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
  • Hand wipes
  • You could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card
  • Small Bible
  • Bible verses on paper or cards
Do you have nay thing to add to this list? have you participated in this service project before? Tell us about it!

 

“From the Lord comes deliverance.  May your blessing be on your people.”   Psalm 3:8 NIV

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  1. I’ve made and given away similar bags before. A few other things that could be included: 800 numbers for runaway hotlines, shelters for women escaping abusive situations, and VA help lines; $5 gift card for McDonalds (or another fast food place with a dollar menu); phone card; bottle of water; directions to a local shelter if available.

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