I have been gathering products and supplies to put together some supply bags for people in need.
I often find people with a sign asking for “help”. I like to think I’m not judgemental, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t consider someone in a tough time could be strugling with an addiction. I sympathize with the struggles of addiction, but I don’t want to fuel the problem by giving that person money to continue harming themselves. With that being said, not everyone living on the streets is a drug addict, but everyone living on the streets is in fact in need. I have put a lot of thought in how I can help those people without just handing them cash.
I started collecting hygiene items as well as exciting editions. It was important to me that whoever receives these bags doesn’t look at them as cheap toiletries thrown into a bag, instead a somewhat luxury bag to brighten their day. I personally love random gestures of kindness, so I wanted to start providing that for strangers down on their luck.
– I have been lucky enough to travel the world a fair amount. I never use the shampoos, conditioner, soap or lotions. Yet I can’t resist snatching them up, now I am glad I did.
– I am a Sephora addict, as well as a subscriber to Ipsy and Birchbox. I end up with a lot of luxury product and samples that I never open, I felt this would be a nice edition to the bags.
I wanted to add a little explanation and a general uplifting message. I find a lot of groups add religious messages, since I don’t know the strangers religious preference, I feel the best way to relate to someone is through simple kindness.
These bags separated into male or female products.
- Beef Jerkey
- Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and Lotion
- Hand Warmers
- Fresh Socks
- Random Beauty Products
Any suggestions on this idea, or previous experiences I would love to hear about.