Homeless Support Kit Version 1.0

It's been a while since I have posted in this blog. Nevertheless, I think this entry is worth your attention and thought, even if for your just a moment.

A few days ago I saw an article shared on Facebook regarding how someone created a kit to give away to those in need out in the street. When I saw this, my immediate response was that this was and achievable and viable objective I could complete with my limit time and budget. So I began...

I set myself a budget of somewhere between $20 to $30 per bag. I will put together 10 kits time and budget will allow. By using the video as a reference, as well as other resources, I set off to create my first version of the kit: version 1.0.

Instead of looking for used bags, I went to Amazon.com and found an affordable and useful bag. I found this one believing it would be large enough to fit what I wanted to give but small enough to not be too much of a burden.

The other items that made the kit are as follows:

  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Toothbrush
  • 1 Deodorant stick
  • 1 Tube of toothpaste
  • 1 Bottle of mouth wash
  • 1 Small bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 small bag with about 20 or 30 q-tips
  • 1 Soap bar
  • 1 Bag of baby wipes
  • 3 Assorted granola bars
  • 1 Bag of cheese and crackers
  • 1 Pair of white socks
Needless to say, the bag was pretty packed after all the items were put into it, but it was still able to close.

Each bag was filled with these items (see the list above)

And the assembly line...



Results

I put all 10 bags in my car so I would be able to give them to the people I encountered on the street that seemed to need these things. The first two bags I gave away were to two gentlemen who were sleeping on the side of the sidewalk by parking garage near Brickell Avenue in Miami, one of the most exclusive districts in the city. It was an eye opening experience seeing how truly grateful and appreciative these people were.

I have some bags still left waiting to be received by a person in need. Once I have given these away I will evaluate the comments and suggestions of the people who've received them and will adjust the contents accordingly. Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. That's truly amazing Andreas!! like you said something so simple and affordable ...... Thanks for sharing ... Karen

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