Thanksgiving Care Kits
We put each bar of soap into a snack sized plastic bag. One reason is so that it doesn’t make the gum and candy taste like soap (we want to bless folks with these care kits, not give them soapy tasting treats). And the other reason is that the person may need a way to carry the bar of soap with them after they’ve opened the package, so providing the plastic bag seems helpful.
Usually we donate these kits to agencies that work with the homeless. This year our church will doing a homeless outreach in December so the kids will be able to hand them out themselves. It will be a wonderful way for them to see their kit to its destination, match a face and name to their care kit and be able to keep that face and name in their thoughts and prayers.