Monday, November 29, 2010

Blessed to Bless

My mom is friends with this crazy lady named Dawn (crazy funny not crazy weird) and she has a blog called Dawn's Diversions well Dawn is on Facebook too and my mom saw a post about Blessed to Bless bags and she told me about it and I read this blog called Boyd's Crazy Mama which got the idea from Joy's Hope and it really inspired me to do more with my community besides the scarves, hats and sleeping mats, yes they are all nice and good but these bags are really GREAT!!!  So once I put the bags together I'm going to go out with my mom, dad and brother and we are going to pass them out to anyone that looks like they might need them plus we are making sandwiches to pass out too.  I'm also going to keep some in the car for when I see the people on the side of the road with the NEED HELP/WILL WORK FOR FOOD SIGNS. If you would like to help me then I'm looking for donations of the following:
My mom has been doing a lot of couponing and getting things for free or cheap too so that will help a lot!
Suggested Items:

1 gallon Ziploc bag

1 Juice box

Throat lozenges

Trial size Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen

hand sanitizer

hand or face lotion

packaged hand wipes

lip balm


Small selection of ready-to-eat protein rich food such as:

Cheese and crackers

Power bar

Tuna in a bag (no cans requiring an opener)

Vienna sausages

Beef jerky

One sweet item such as canned fruit or pudding

Plastic utensils and napkin


Small bible or bible tract

Bus Schedule

Prepaid phone card

Gloves/ knit beanie (someone found them for $4/ea at Walmart)

Resource list for the homeless

Pair of men's socks

This is a list that Joy's Hope uses for their Blessed to Bless bags.

If you want to help put these together and go help us deliver them then contact me at or on Facebook under Punky Monkey Missions!  It really is a blessing to bless others, not only during the holidays but year round!
 Also remember 1 Timothy 4:12  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.


  1. I am so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to everyone around you. I've never known a child with a bigger heart than yours.

    I'll see what I can scrounge up and get it to you/your mom. =)

  2. Bless your sweet heart! :) Tell your mom thanks for helping you post this too! I am so touched. You are such an inspiration to many!

  3. Ps. Men's Hanes socks were on sale really cheap at Walmart. I stocked up on them for my bags. I've read several places that these are one of the biggest needs for the homeless. Thank you again for doing all that you do! :)

  4. Kenzie- I heard about a similiar concept at our Christmas Gathering at The Church at BattleCreek this year. I am so glad that you are taking this initiative! I also love that verse. I am giving it to my son. I admire you so much and echo Dawn's words of you being an inspiration. I have reposted on FB and will Tweet as well...I want this spread around!!! Love you girl!!! God Bless!

  5. Thank you ladies! I just feel God wants me to help everyone that I can and if I don't try then I won't help anyone!

  6. This shows up as my mom's account because I don't have my own but it's really me Makenzie!

  7. Makenzie,
    I am so very, very encouraged by you and your beautiful heart that breaks for what break's God's heart. Thank you so much for sharing your love and life with those that much of the world has forgotten.

  8. hey guys email me at
    im selling things for charity too!
    Also kenzie could you email me more about it?

  9. Yeah cool!
    But I think I will deliver my own bags myself!
    Because I have my own missions too!
    So I want to deliver my bags!
    If thats ok!
    Oh and whoever want to see my missions email me at

  10. I'm so proud of you! You inspire me to be a more giving person.

  11. This is totally inspirational...the world needs a lot more of you!