Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blessings Bags

When LB's Book Club read The Family Under the Bridge a few months ago, the idea was brought up to make bags to give people who were homeless.  Earlier this summer, Lexi attended a session at FHU's GO camp where they talked about making bags to give the homeless and the spark was lit again.  The girls began making lists of things that they needed to do and get.  They began asking people to help them with this project and people responded. Some of the items that were brought included:

packs of tissues            small bottles of hand sanitizer
wash cloths         peppermints and hard candy
packs of gum       combs     shampoo
razors and shaving cream       toothpaste and toothbrushes
chap stick      bars of soap
granola bars      packs of crackers
band aids     water bottles
packs of peanuts and raisins       deodorant

Two of the girls made cloth bags to put everything in and each girl wrote notes to put in the bags wishing the person a great day and reminding them that God loves them.  Lexi and her family are taking these bags to our nation's capital this weekend when they go for a conference up there but plans are already under way for what they can do for those in our own town.

LB and Cecily writing notes

A great group of girls!

Ready to pack the bags!

Cecily adds packs of tissues and hand sanitizer

Lexi adds wash cloths, peppermints and packs of gum
Ivy added combs, shaving cream and toothpaste

Rachel Grace added shampoo and deodorant.

LB added razors and toothbrushes

LeighAnne added soap and chap stick

Mary Katherine added granola bars and hard candy
Sara added bandaids

What an assembly line!

The notes were put in each bag.

The girls made at least 30 bags!
The water bottles and packs of crackers are going to be added later so they don't get crushed!
To end the work party, we all celebrated sweet Lexi's 10th birthday with an amazing fruit pizza!

So proud of these girls and the hard work they put into this project! Can't wait to see what else they can come up with!

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