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Pop-Tarts, a flashlight/batteries, Gatorade, jar of pickles, morning paper and a port-a-potty.
originally posted by: tinner07
Yeah honestly I want to do something for them but I have worked 30 plus years busting my ass learning my trade. I started sheet metal work when I was 18 years old.
I think the pop tarts suggestion is good....
originally posted by: sine.nomine
Having known people in that situation, and having been in that situation myself, personal hygiene items and storable food items go a long way. Gift cards to places that don't sell alcohol might be appreciated, but even those can be exchanged for money at half their value at many places. Throw a bag of tobacco in, creature comforts like that can make someone's day. Fresh socks, boxers, simple clothing that most people take for granted or don't think about often.
Wonderful ideas in here. When you run into them again, you could ask them what they need. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will be greatly appreciated. Kudos!