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BLESSING BAGS

November 20, 2020
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JRS is proud to support several non-profit organizations, not just active in Tucson, but across the world as well. We encourage you to visit the Community Involvement tab to learn more about the organizations we support. 

One of the local initiatives that we have been participating in has been providing what we call "Blessing Bags" to the homeless. We carry these bags in our cars and offer them to those we see asking for help. Recently, A Faith That Works, a local non-profit we support, asked if they could help us in this effort. Now, with their help, we will be able to get more bags out to those who need them. We are now giving out around 70 per month with a goal of blessing at least 1,000 homeless per year. The goal is not only to help the homeless with essentials they may need, but to offer them hope. Included in each bag is an invitation to the Gospel Rescue Mission, a long term homeless shelter that helps homeless get off the street and providing the resources to move on from being homeless. Their mission states: “Where Homeless Ends and Lives are Restored.”

If you are able to provide any of the following items, we welcome you to bring them by the office so we can continue to provide more and more blessing bags to our community! The items we need are:

-water bottles

-granola bars/snack bars

-socks

-hand sanitizer

-disposable masks

-self care items (either in a travel pouch, or separately): toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, combs/brushes, shampoo, shaving cream/razors, and nail clippers.

If you are able to provide any of these items, you are welcome to drop them by the office Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, or Friday 8:00am-2:00pm.

Also we invite you to stop by and pick up some bags if you would like to help hand them out in your area(please always be safe in handing these out!)