Lend a Hand to Those Who Are Homeless

My friend Tiffany has launched a site to help others find their way in helping others. Check out http://scatteredbranches.com today.

ScatteredBranches.com

While there are many different and worthy ways to help those who don’t have secure housing (and I encourage you to pursue as many as possible), here are a few ways to make a few dollars go far towards helping others in need and knowing you are providing value.

Prepare Individual Care Packages

Pre-assemble care packages that include helpful items like beef jerky, dried fruits, new socks, baby wipes, hat and gloves, travel size toiletries (save them up from your hotel stays), and grocery or drug store gift cards. These packages can either be distributed by you, if you frequent an area where homeless seek help, or delivered to your local homeless shelters, church outreach programs, and other non-profit organizations. Note that you should avoid products with alcohol like mouthwash and hand sanitizer. Also, if you package food and toiletry items together seal them off in separate bags or containers.

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Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

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