In a world where we witness abundance and affluence, we also encounter poverty and deprivation.
Many people we pass by are wandering the streets without a place to call home. Certainly, we may each recall a time we gave a gentleman holding out a can some change or an elderly woman struggling to stay warm on the side of the road a hot meal, but there are other small things that can go a longer way.
Don’t get me wrong, providing change and/or a hot meal to someone in need is an intensely kind gesture because simply acknowledging a human life is invaluable. However, there are other items that are rarely donated that can make a huge impact for the homeless.
Homeless care packages are a perfect way to put together items that are often overlooked such as toiletries, socks, undergarments, and feminine products.
One of my former classmates from graduate school, and very amazing friend, got together with her equally extraordinary friends to put together homeless care packages in our area.
The following is more information about the care packages they are putting together:
If you are near the Miami-Dade area in Florida and would like to donate some items you may contact her via her Instagram account @meshell813.
Not in the area or prefer to provide a monetary donation? You can do so via their Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2ejffnu9
Feeling inspired to do the same in your area? Check out this great post on what items to include and omit in a homeless care package:
To my beautiful friend, Michelle,
Keep shining and illuminating the lives of those around you with your sparkling heart!
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference”
– Kathy Calvin, CEO & President of the United Nations Foundation
Spread the word about homeless care packages across social media to expand the impact!
If you would like to share some pay it forward ideas, stories, and inspiration and/or if you know of someone or an organization you think should be highlighted in the series feel free to contact me at YOUnfolded@gmail or on my contact page for the opportunity to be featured! This is my way of paying it forward to all of you 🙂