Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Dallas Hope Charities is the foundation arm of Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. Our mission is to mobilize and inspire a vibrant, inclusive and progressive volunteer force to bring tangible positive transformation to the lives of all who are marginalized.

Blessing Bags for the HomelessBlessing Bags are gallon-size Ziploc® bags that contain snacks, travel-size toiletries, socks, a bottle of water, grooming supplies, and other items that people who live on the street find useful. Bags are kept in your car, so when you encounter a person who is experiencing homelessness, you can offer the bag to them.

Shopping lists are distributed on the first Wednesday of each month. Items on the list are purchased during the week and brought back the second Wednesday of the month, and those who are interested are invited to take a few bags with them to keep on hand in their cars. Shopping list:

Any individually wrapped snack or drink:

  • Breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars, protein bars
  • Applesauce
  • Peanut butter and cheese crackers
  • Single-packaged nuts and trail mix
  • Vienna sausage in pop-top can
  • Foil tuna packs (not requiring a can opener)
  • Coffee
  • Bottled water

Grooming and hygiene products:

  • Combs
  • Hand lotion, Lip balm
  • Face towels
  • Soap, Hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Useful items:

  • Plastic utensils
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Gallon-size Ziploc® bags
  • Mints

For more information, use the buttons to the right or below to contact us, or to donate to support this program. If you'd like to donate items for the Blessing Bags, please contact us and check the calendar for the next available Wednesday.

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We need you to help us keep this program going. Even a small donation makes a big impact!

Dallas Hope Charities is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution. Our federal tax identification number is 81-2568424.

Please consider volunteering your time to support this valuable program.

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