This weekend my project was not boat related, it was making homeless packs. Homeless packs are bags of provisions for the homeless guys that live under a bridge outside my work. I think I did pretty well and got most items on sale. I made two packs and each has about a weeks worth of food, a fleece jacket (on sale for ten bucks!!), and 10 bucks in small bills. I added some scripture (God loves them stuff) and a hygiene kit. All in all the packs are about 30 bucks each (that includes the cash).
I hope to make two packs a month on a regular basis. The trick is dropping them off without putting myself in a potentially dangerous situation but most of the guys are harmless and just need a little help. If you are interested in making homeless packs for your area here is a couple good links with recommended items and pointers on safety.
Blog written by a homeless guy great blog! scroll down to the bottom.
Packs for the homeless