Live with Purpose- January Kindness Kits

Join JVC and Live With Purpose by providing basic essential items to people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will be creating bags filled with toiletries and food to give out as you drive around town.

Who are we helping? Kindness Kits are meant to support those in your community you encounter in your everyday life.

Jewish Values in action:

  • Lo ta’amod – Take Action

Supplies:  Bags can include some or all the items listed:

  • Gallon size bags to hold the materials
  • Mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion – Travel sized
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner – travel sized
  • Hand sanitizer – wipes or small bottles
  • Bottles of water
  • Gum – minty flavor (small/individual packs)
  • Plastic fruit cups
  • Granola bars
  • Chapstick (one per bag)
  • Socks
  • Tissue packet (small/individual packs)
  • Instant coffee (small/individual pouches)
  • Band-aids
  • Washcloths
  • Index Cards to write personal card/message


  1. Set up items for people to go down the line and assemble bags
  2. Place items in a gallon size bag
  3. Make a card for recipient and put into the bag. Card can include well-wishes, happy pictures, etc.
  4. People can take bags home to put into their cars and give away to individuals in lieu of (or in addition to) giving money. The bags contain items that someone with limited resources can use for immediate needs.

Learn more about the issue of homelessness with our conversation guides! We have a family version and an adult & teen version to start meaningful conversations–click here to learn more!

If you’re interested in obtaining supplies for this project and supporting JVC’s Live With Purpose, see below.

Supplies can be picked up at the Park Heights JCC starting Monday, March 1. Our pick up and drop off times are Mondays 8:30-11am, Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm, and Thursdays 3-6pm. Any other arrangements need to be made in advance with JVC staff, as we are not in the office outside of these hours. Projects cannot be left at the front desk per the JCC’s COVID protocols.

Please give JVC staff up to 4 business days to complete your order.

Live With Purpose Kindness Kits
Starting Thursday, July 1, project materials can be picked up from the Park Heights JCC on Mondays from 8:30-11am, Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30pm, or Thursdays from 3-6pm. Please pull up in front of the Main Entrance of the Park Heights JCC doors and call 410-843-7476. Please stay in your car. THERE WILL BE NO PICKUPS JULY 5 AS JVC IS CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.*

Live with Purpose sponsored by:

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