Organize an Event or Drive

Organizing an event is a great way to get involved with a local nonprofit like Boise Rescue Mission Ministries. Whether you’re interested in hosting a canned food drive, offering a discount at your business for Mission donors, or holding a benefit concert, your event can go a long way in supporting the programs and services we provide to the homeless men, women, and children of Southwest Idaho. Help the homeless and hungry in your community!

Have an idea or want to host a drive? Click here to send us your contact info, and our Events Coordinators will get in touch with you to discuss details.

IDEA: Make Your Own Care Kits to Hand Out to People in Need

Care kits are a great way to show a homeless person that they matter. Pack them, keep them in your car, and hand them out when opportunities arise.
Download Care Kits pdf here.

Consider including things like:

Water & Snacks

Here is a list of snacks that are great to include.

  • Bottled Water
  • Nuts
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit
  • Crackers
  • Fruit snacks
  • Trail mix

Weather Protection

Living outside in the heat and the cold has unique challenges. Consider including seasonal items and switching them out as the seasons change.


  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Extra water


  • Hand warmers
  • Knit hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf

New Socks

Washing clothes is often difficult for homeless people. Many homeless people also spend a lot of time on their feet and walk almost everywhere. New, thick, quality pairs of socks will bring sweet relief to tired feet. 

Hygiene Items

Here is a list of great hygiene items to consider. Please avoid items that contain alcohol.

  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Small shampoos
  • Chapstick
  • Body wipes
  • Soap
  • Comb or brush 
  • First aid kit
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

Meal Tickets

All Boise Rescue Mission Ministries’ facilities offer warm, nutritious meals, shelter, clothes, and other valuable services to help get people back on their feet. Including our meal tickets will give people the information they need to find help. Download meal tickets here.

Tips & Tricks

  • Putting the care kit items in zip-lock bags will help keep items together and dry. 
  • Include a handwritten note or Bible verse to let people know they are not alone.
  • Offer encouraging words and a smile. 
  • Offer to pray with them and remember them in your prayers.

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