When visiting a city with a large homeless population, I made goodie bags of essential items to give to people I felt comfortable approaching. Each bag contained a tissue pack, shaving razor, toothbrush and toothpaste, a washcloth and bar of soap, a small plastic bag with a few band aids, q-tips, and hair ties, feminine hygiene products, a fruit bar, PB&J, a bottle of water, a note pad and pen, and a card with a small amount of money in it. I gave them to people who were least expecting it – even leaving one next to a man who was peacefully sleeping aside a sidewalk. Most everyone I gave them to was genuinely happy and touched. I highly recommend doing this for people in your community or the places you visit!

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