We travel lots as a family and my kids are often asking about homeless people we see. Homelessness is one of the hardest things to explain to children, but I always tell them a good way to help is to donate to charities and homeless shelters. As a homes and interiors blogger, at A Residence blog, homelessness is an issue I think about lots. It’s easy to think or homes are inadequate, when really we are just lucky to have them. We all enjoyed doing something practical to help out this weekend.
Once you start performing acts of kindness, you can’t stop. A friend told me about the brilliant rucksack project, and this weekend the whole family got involved in putting together a rucksack for a homeless person. The idea is to use charity shops where you can, so that gifts give twice. Mr A donated some clothes and added some soup and a thermos to his shopping basket. I found a hat and scarf in the charity shop and L helped me pick out a waterproof rucksack in the sports shop.
On Saturday we can drop them off at the local collection point, a homeless centre.
The rucksack Project
The Rucksack Project is a nationwide project and you can find your nearest here, or even set one up.
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