This week’s Little Lion Challenge is one the whole family work on together. Any time of year is tough for those of us who don’t have a warm house to come home to at the end of the day; but it’s particularly tough during the winter months. We’re putting together care packages for the homeless. I love this idea because we can keep them in our car and distribute when we see someone who needs a a little help. It will go a lot further than a fistful of change.

Don’t sweat what to put in them! Packages can be big or small (every little bit helps!) Us? We focused on nourishment and personal care items.

How to Make Homeless Care Packages - Little Lion Challenge

Here’s what we included in our care packages:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Lotion
  • Face Wipes
  • First Aid Kit
  • Chapstick
  • Socks
  • Tissues
  • Vegetable Soup (in can with pop top since folks most likely don’t have access to a can opener)
  • Single Serving “Canned” Green Beans
  • Single Serving “Canned” Peaches
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Granola Bar
  • Utensils

All of these items fit neatly into a one gallon plastic bag and your mini-mes will love being able to help you with this project. Explain to younger children that not everyone is as fortunate as you are to have a home and food to eat. Include them when you go to the store to pick out items (they may have an idea you haven’t thought of!) and have them help you assemble the bags. This makes a great scout or school project, too.

How to Make Homeless Care Packages - Little Lion Challenge

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