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DIY Care Packages for those in Need and those that Help – Giveaway

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Care packages are packages that show you care as the name states. Whether you want to help out someone in need, comfort someone who you are apart from or reward those that help, putting together a care package can offer some much needed items to help someone out.

We keep homeless care packages in the back of the car. Whether we box up leftovers at a restaurant or hand over a care package it gives those in need some comfort and necessities that I would hope gets them by. I change the homeless DIY care packages up for different seasons. Then if my son is with me I encourage him to grab a bag from the trunk and we make a new friend and hand him or her a bag. We get a thank you and my son adopts a prideful smile and we check stock to see how many more we have for the next encounter whenever that may be.

DIY Care Packages for those in Need and those that Help

In the winter our homeless packages include gloves, cough drops hand warmers. In the summer I include chapsticks and moist wipes to cool down a hot and sweaty face. If I can come across small sunscreen samples I may include that too. I typically make up 4-5 at a time. Sometimes I can hand out 2 a week and sometimes it can be 2 weeks before I cross paths with someone who can use one. No matter the season I always have a water bottle, extra pair of socks, bandaids, Kleenex, a toothbrush and a nutrition bar. I may add more depending on what I can round up to add with these items.

These last packs we made include Premier Protein bars. What a great bite of nutrition on a long day. They are coated in yogurts and chocolates but it is a thin coating and they seem to hold up well when in a warm car for a bit. They don’t turn to goo and mush so these bars are great to add in the summer as well as winter.

Another care package I assemble every year are volunteer bags. I am on the PTA Board and our biggest event of the year at the school is the June Water Carnival. We need so many volunteers for this event-close to 60! So, leading up to the long day I make DIY volunteer care packages that are handed out when our volunteers check in. The event chair types out instructions for the volunteers depending on their task and we insert those into the bags. Also included are a name badge, a lei (this helps us find volunteers in a sea of children and teachers), snacks and a bottle of water for them to have on hand.

Like the homeless packages, I include nutrition bars. This year Premier Protein graciously provided me with bars to give to our volunteers. This saves on the PTA budget and gives the parents that protein without artificial additives they need in delicious flavors. Thank you Premier Protein for being apart of these packages for such deserving people-in need or just helping out.

The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a Premier Protein package. Ends 6/30/2017. Open to US and 18+. Good luck