Do you know what the number one need in shelters, and soup kitchen is? It isn’t food like you would think but instead, it is hygiene products. In my community, we have a lot of people that are need of blessing, especially during the holiday season. That when I was doing my last minute holiday shopping at Sam’s Club, I decided to pick up some Poise Pads.
Many homeless people are made to feel less than just because they have fallen on hard times. And sadly society doesn’t help that matter. That is why I try to give back any way I can. One of the things I usually do is make Blessing bags to carry around my car, and when I see a homeless person, I hand them a bag. But lately, there has been more of a need for Blessings in a central location and less than a mobile one.
On my way to drop Gracie off at school, I pass by a blessing box that was started in our community, and I knew this would be a great extension of the blessings bag. And while I was Sam’s Club stocking up for Christmas break because the girls are home, I knew I needed to pick up some items to donate to the blessings box.
Of course, immediately went down the personal hygiene aisle and grabbed some Poise pads because I knew that this would help those who can’t help themselves. I love shopping for items at Sam’s Club because of their Caregiver Program. You can buy online or scan and go. It is a great way to give people the dignity and respect they need. So Poise pads went in my cart along with other items for the blessing box.
And wouldn’t you know it the next day when I went by the box it was filled to the brim with items and no room for mine, but I plan on heading back in a day or two to check and see if there is room for the blessings I want to bestow on this box? So tell me how are you giving to others this holiday season?