Jesus said that what we do for others, we do for him. During the Advent Season, Outreach will be collecting materials to make Blessing Bags for homeless people in the greater Bangor/ Brewer area, as well as collecting $5 gift cards to local hot beverage establishments.
Please help fill the camel’s pack basket with personal care items that can fit in a coat pocket.
Much like the Maji delivered gifts to Baby Jesus during Epiphany, the Blessing Bags will be assembled on December 30 and delivered to area police stations during Epiphany.
Local police have asked that we do not include a lot of food that is hard to store. They have indicated that people are in greater need of socks, winter gear, and personal care items.
Particular needs include:
| Warm Winter Hats
Warm/ Insulated Mittens or Gloves
Wool or Thick Warm Socks
Hot Hands & Body Warmers
Hand Cream (travel size or small)
Rolls of Life Savers or Cough Drops
Toothpaste (travel size or small)
| Box of Band-aids
Individually packaged Ibuprofen
Small Space Blankets/ Reflective Blankets
Wet Wipes (small packages)
Shampoo/ Conditioner (travel size)
We will also be collecting $5 gift cards to McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, and Tim Horton’s. Police officers will use the cards to get people in need, a hot beverage and inside out of the cold for a little while.
Share the flier-Blessing Bags