How Your Kids Can Give Back This Holiday Season
November 26, 2019 1 CommentCategory: Motherhood, Parenting, Personal
Tags: Giving back, Help the homeless, Thanksgiving, give back, holiday giving, homeless
Winter in Chicago is certainly a reminder of how fortunate we are to have a roof over our heads and clothes to keep us warm. We have lots to be grateful for, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Chloe and I did a special activity to help those in need.
Living in the city, we often pass homeless people on the streets and giving them a few dollars hardly feels like enough (especially after explaining to a toddler why they are outside in the cold). So this season we we made “stay warm” bags to pass out to those people we see and are sending sending gently used winter gear to a local shelter.
I’m not posting this to boast about our good deed but rather to show how simple it can be for a child to “give back” this holiday season in a graspable and age appropriate way… I know many of us are struggling with time so I’ve itemized these donation items below with links directly to Amazon (you just have to add to your cart and buy – easy!).
Don’t have time to assemble bags but want to help? Purchase CTA ride passes or $5 Starbucks cards in bulk and pass them out when you see someone outside. Either buys them a warm place to go for the day.
Hoping with your help we can turn our 18 bags into hundreds more.. who is with me? ❤️
“Stay Warm” Bags
Below are the items you would need to make 12 bags.
**Note: some items are no longer available so I subbed them for something similar.
Thermal socks (2 packs allows you to put 1 in each bag)
Fleece hat (1 pack allows you to put 1 in each bag)
Fleece gloves (1 pack allows you to put 1 in each bag)
Hand warmers (1 package allows 2 in each bag)
Toiletry kit (1 package allows 2 in each bag)
Cleansing wipes (2 packs allows for 1 in each bag)
Antibacterial wipes (1 pack allows 1-2 in each bag)
$5 Starbucks gift cards / Public transportation pass