We are excited to announce our May kindness campaign entitled #didsomething.
Every month we will partner with community and public figures with the purpose of encouraging others to help make positive change within their communities. Our first initiative is to bring awareness and support to the homeless.
According to www.endhomelessness.org, last year 564,708 people experienced homelessness on any given night. Out of that number, 206,286 were families and 47,725 were veterans. It is reported that 17 percent of the homeless population is considered chronically homeless. Chronically homeless is defined as a person with a disability who has experienced homelessness for a year or longer, or who has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the last three years for a cumulative of at least 12 months.
564,708 is a large and overwhelming number and leaves most of us with a sense of despair. None of us individually could feed 564,708 people. It isn’t possible to house, support, or offer help to that many. However we can come together and show support within our own communities and end each day knowing that we truly did something to better someone else’s life.
For our May initiative, we are asking that you commit to make and keep a Blessing Bag in your car to pass out to a person in need. A Blessing Bag is a gallon size Ziploc bag filled with essentials, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, soap, nutrition bars, socks, etc.
If you would like to participate, we have provided a list of essential items to choose from. We also have a free print out available for you to include in your bag.
Once your bag is complete, encourage your family and friends to join the campaign too by following these 2 simple steps:
1) Post a Picture on Instagram
Post a picture of your finished Blessing Bag on Instagram with a message encouraging your followers to commit to making a blessing bag to keep in their cars.
2) Use the #didsomething label
Please tag @kindness.in.demand so we can see! 🙂
Thank you for helping!
Looking for more ways to offer support? Visit these sites to learn what else you can do to help in your community.