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 firstname.lastname@example.org