Plan a Care Kit Party.

Gather your family, friends, co-workers, or community group, purchase some basic supplies, and have fun putting together simple little kits that meet the practical needs of homeless men and women in our community and let them know how much they matter.


To build this kit, we used the following supplies:

  • Bottled Water
  • Plastic Bag
  • Heavy Duty Rubber Band
  • Vitamin C Supplement
  • Sore Throat Lozenges
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Daytime Cold/Flu Medicine
  • OTC Pain Reliever
  • Tissues
  • Cough Drops
  • A Snack
  • Bandages (for blisters)
  • And a note of encouragement (handwritten might be even better)
  • Include a Rescue Mission "Meal Ticket" (available to print here) so they know there is a hot meal and warm bed ready and waiting for them

Feel free to add or subtract, make your kits simpler or more complex; every little bit counts and will make someone's life a little better this winter.

These kits can easily be carried in your trunk or glove compartment and are a great item to give to anyone you see struggling to make it on the street. It's a great way to let them know that someone cares, and is a great opportunity to let them know that there is help for them at the Mission; they are welcome here.

Find more ideas for practical kits to help our homeless friends and neighbors at