Blessing Bags & a Giveaway!
In a nut shell: I came across and reblogged this really amazing idea of “blessing bags” the other day. Sometimes when you pass a homeless person on the street you feel awkward, helpless, perhaps uncomfortable and you may not have the money to hand out. Solution: blessing bags. Fill a large Ziploc bag with essentials and give it to someone in need. It’s super simple, not costly and you don’t have to wonder “what if” so do it!!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Note of encouragement
- Permanent marker
- Large Ziploc bag
- Chap stick
- Hand sanitizer
- Cotton swabs
- First aid supplies: band aids, alcohol prep pads
- Advil (trial-size packet)
- Non-perishable snacks: trail mix, raisins, cheese dip and crackers
- Lotion (or sun block)
- Panty liners, pads or tampons
- Gift card (optional)**
Feel free to substitute items for what you have access to.
Take your large Ziploc bag and write on it.
Keep it sweet and simple, make the recipient smile!
Organize your supplies and determine what will/won’t fit comfortably into the bag. (I had to exclude the pretzels because of size.) Also, stay away from things likely to be punctured and make a mess like drinks and fruit cups.
Fill your bag with the supplies, & don’t forget feminine care products for the ladies!
Target. CVS. A&F. PETA. Chris Brown & Beauty Pageants.
People want to boycott Target for their gay ad with two men touching noses and holding hands, but don’t boycott CVS for its obvious bias of healthcare coverage for overweight employees; A&F/Hollister/Gilly Hicks for their exclusivity in small sizing; Chris Browns’ career because he was convicted of assaulting his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna; PETA for referring to overweight people as “whales” in a campaign to encourage people go vegetarian circa de 2009; or every pageant system excluding Miss England for not crowning plus size queens (outside titles specifically intended for plus size candidates).
Boycott what you will, that’s your prerogative. If you’re against same-sex marriage, so be it. That is your choice and your right. But please don’t tell me you’re for the anti-fat bias or domestic abuse because that’s just disgusting.
Oh & for the record, supporters, the Target CEO contributed $150,000 to MN Forward, a group that supports anti-gay rights and immigration-rights about 3 years ago.
I love Target! I’d spend 3 hours shopping in there if you let me, but let’s not be all for or against something or someone when we’re not fully aware of their intentions or history. Comments?