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 for each blessing bag
  • 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 and hunger and use discussion questions with your family/group! 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, after coordination with staff. Alternate arrangements can be made as needed. Please give JVC staff up to 4 business days to complete your order.

January Live With Purpose
Reminder: All requests need a minimum of four business days to process and prepare materials for pick up.

Live with Purpose sponsored by:

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