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Care Packages for the Homeless This Winter

349658813_c17ca088dcIt’s FREEZING in Knoxville this time of year. Not all of the homeless in our city live within walking distance of the notable shelters downtown. Would you spend $11.00 to save a life of someone living in the winter cold? Did you know that the ranks of the homeless include many children and veterans?

It’s not always about giving the homeless money when you interact with them, and if you’re like me, that’s on an everyday basis. Here are six essential items to help the homeless during the harsh winter months. Consider making these into packages, put them in your car within easy reach, and give them out as you go about your day. These items are from Amazon.com and shipping isn’t included in our estimate, but it’s likely to add around $1.00 per person. These items can also easily be purchased from retail stores throughout your area.

5’ x 7’ Tarp - http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Multi-Purpose-Waterproof-Tarpaulin-Rip-Smart/dp/B00B1JEYKQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1416365678&sr=8-3&keywords=cheap+tarp

$2.50/per person

Mylar Heat Blankets (Set of 10) - http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Mylar-Thermal-Blankets-Pack/dp/B000GCRWCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416365735&sr=8-1&keywords=reflective+blanket

$0.70/per person

Energy Bars (Pack of 15) - http://www.amazon.com/PowerBar-Protein-Triple-Caramel-1-94-Ounce/dp/B000EC63PU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1416365988&sr=8-8&keywords=energy+bars

$1.25/per person

Socks (Set of 5) - http://www.amazon.com/Hanes-Mens-Socks-White-10-13/dp/B00FBD2G0I/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416366055&sr=8-6&keywords=mens+socks

$2.00/per person

Beanies (Pack of 12) - http://www.amazon.com/excell-Ribbed-Beanie-Striped-Designs/dp/B00M3G6YBS/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1416366186&sr=8-9&keywords=pack+of+beanies

$2.10/per person

Gloves (Set of 6) - http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Gloves-Gear-7792P12-C-AZ-6-12-Pack/dp/B00EARD4RU/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1416366256&sr=8-26&keywords=pack+of+gloves

$2.50/per person

One Response to "Care Packages for the Homeless This Winter"

  • Debbie
    November 19, 2014 - 3:24 am Reply

    What a kind and thoughtful idea- I am going to share your post and maybe we can get some people here to make some packages.

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