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Carry Travel-Sized Care Kits in Our Vehicles for Homeless People We Drive Past

Heather Leah


I saw a man, once, on the side of the road. He was holding a sign that said, "Homeless. Please help." I didn't have any cash on me. So I drove by and tried not to make eye-contact. But I did look at him. And I saw the hurt in his eyes and the frown on his face as I refused to even acknowledge his existence.

So I made a travel-sized care kit to keep in my glove box! It's inexpensive, and fun to create with your kids or in groups. Next time you pass a homeless person looking for help, you'll have a healthy snack, a hygiene kit, and a memory of kindness -- just for them.

Watch my How-To video, and let's all start spreading the love!

A warm pair of socks.
Bar of soap.
Lip Balm.
Mouth Wash.
Hand sanitizer.
A tooth brush kit.
An apple.
A granola bar.
Total cost: $7.00

The next time I passed someone on the street, I rolled down my window and we shared a smile as I touched his hand. The need for compassion is far greater than the need for bread.

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  • Hannah Wasserman

    Such a great idea to put it all in a sock! Thanks so much for this-- I'm definitely going to make a Target run this weekend :)

    • Heather Leah

      Amazing! I'm so excited to hear that, and I'd love to hear how it goes!! A few other groups have gotten involved as well (that found it on twitter). Thank you!!