Care Kits

  • When you give care kits don’t be in a hurry! It’s okay to slip it out your window to someone on a street corner or freeway ramp. But consider taking time to park the car and hand-deliver it.

  • Smile. This person probably gets ignored by hundreds of people every day.

  • Make eye contact. It shows that the person matters.

  • Don’t give money. It’s your decision, of course, but we generally discourage giving cash. Instead, ask what their immediate need is and consider how you can help. Buy them a meal? A bus ticket?

  • Be available to have a conversation. Some people won’t want to talk, so be sensitive. Others will be delighted to tell you their story.

  • Pray. Before you go, while you go, for the people you encounter. Ask the person if they would like you to pray for them right there.

  • Offer resources. Ask if the person knows about the Rescue Mission. Be sure they know about meals, shelter, restrooms and other emergency services that are available.en help guide a person to other social services they may not know about. Be informed on how to  guide a person to other social services they may not know about

  • Be wise. The majority of homeless men and women are not dangerous — they’re people just like you. But it’s smart to go out as a group when handing out Care Kits.

  • Inspire others. Share your story of handing out Care Kits with us. Email us at