Random Bags of Kindness is something the kids and I have been doing for a while but have ramped up production for the black belt project. We fill ziplock bags with items for homeless persons and keep them in the car to hand out to anyone who needs it. Usually they have water, food, socks, toiletry items, first aid supplies and other things depending on season (heavier socks in winter, more water in summer…) Some are designed for people with pets and have dog food as well as people food, some are for women and include feminine sanitary items. Our church started doing this as well on a larger scale and it’s been a really successful program. I’d like to get as many done as I can with resources I have. I will put a donation box in the dojang with an example of a completed bag. We would love it if people would like to contribute any items they might have at home (hotel shampoo? Extra toothbrushes from your dentist?) Finished bags will be brought to the dojang and anyone can take one to put in their car to give to someone in need. Maybe add a little note or some kid art to brighten someone's day.
In addition to this I have volunteered to feed homeless men at Congregations for the Homeless and served as camp nurse at St. Thomas summer camp which is a great way to care for the next generation of big-hearted kids.