Care Packages for the Homeless/Needy
Organized by: Michelle of Hampton Roads
Campaign Target: The fundraising campaign is specifically targeted to assist the homeless/needy population with care packages needed for day-to-day survival. The campaign will allow me to provide the following: bus passes to seek shelter and/or to secure employment, wash cloths, soap, toothbrushes, & Walmart Gift Cards to purchase food, feminine hygiene & other items.
The Story: One evening while at BJ's for gas, a polite young man walked over & asked to wash my windows for a few dollars. As my son continued pumping the gas, I reached into my purse and gave the man every dollar that I had & told him "God Bless". A few minutes passed & it had gotten dark outside. I noticed that the man walked over & sat on the curb with a bag of belongings. He was homeless. Instantly, my heart was broken and I began to cry. I didn't know the man nor did I know his story. I just wondered why some seem to have it all, yet some live in despair. To myself I wondered, "How did he get chosen? Why him? Why not me? I haven't always done everything right. I'm not any better than anyone else."
On this day my heart was really touched in a different way & I vowed to make a difference. I decided to begin keeping care packages readily available in my vehicle. In addition, I also decided to take the time to communicate with those in need versus simply handing them a few dollars. It's important for them to know that they are human and that someone in the world truly cares. Everyone has a story.