You brush your teeth every day, (at least I hope you do). The homeless need to brush their teeth just as often.
Tooth brush and tooth paste and dental floss
You take a shower every day, (please take a shower every day). The homeless need to shower every day too.
Soap and shampoo and a towel
You wear deodorant? Thank you. The homeless need deodorant too.
Deodorant and talcum powder
Are your nails trimmed and neat?
Nail clippers and nail files
Are you getting the idea? Just look in your bathroom cabinets and drawers for more inspiration of the things that homeless people need, but probably don’t have because they can’t afford them.
Gift bags for the homeless have been popular ever since I blogged about them in 2002. It’s an easy project in which everyone can participate. http://thehomelessguy.blogspot.com/2009/01/gift-bag-post-from-2002.html
Please read the above link about making gift bags for the homeless.
If you would rather do something else than gift bags, there are still other things you can do to help homeless people with their immediate needs. You can volunteer at a shelter or you could join up with another group that is already doing the gift bags. I’m sure they could use all the help you can give. And by watching how they operate you can better learn how to do it, when you decide to do it on your own, or decide to start up your own group of volunteers.