SFM Employees Assemble 'Roadside Kindness Packets' for Small Sums and The Dignity Center


Bloomington, MN (WorkersCompensation.com) - When you're stopped at a red light or walking down the street, and you see someone on the roadside asking for money, what do you do? Hand them a few bucks? Look the other way?

Sometimes it's tough to know how to respond.

Local charities Small Sums and The Dignity Center have teamed up to provide an answer — Roadside Kindness Packets.

On Thursday, May 14, SFM employees helped assemble 1,800 of the packets, which each contain a granola or cereal bar, lip balm, hand lotion and an information card about the Dignity Center's services.

The packets will be bundled into bags of 10 that individuals can carry in their cars for a suggested donation of $10 that goes toward Small Sums and The Dignity Center.

"It's really a win-win for donors," said Ashley Punches, chair of SFM's Connecting to Communities Committee, which organized the volunteer event. "They can give to two great organizations and receive something useful to give to panhandlers they encounter."

Small Sums, a St. Paul-based organization, provides the little things homeless adults need to get back to work. These items could include bus passes, trade tools, professional licenses, union dues, clothing or work boots.

The Dignity Center, based out of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, works with individuals to achieve and maintain stability in housing and employment.


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