The following are items suggested by our Missionary Wives’ to have on hand ready for distribution needs:
Coloring books (for the kids)
Bibles or New Testaments
bath products that have a “Bath and Body” effect (smell good, compact in size, variety of soaps, lotion, spray, etc.)
Shout stain removal sticks
When you travel, there isn’t much room for extras; small items can go anywhere.
Bath towel sets
Standard sheet sets
Knit or crocheted lap blankets for travel are lovely!
Plastic kitchen storage containers of all sizes (large ones are great and a significant expense but necessary to keep flour, sugar, and cereal in)
Measuring utensils with both metric and imperial measurements.
Seasoning packets and spices
Cream of tartar
Craft booklets (cross stitch for example)
Crayons or colored pencils
Books for all ages
Small travel-size toys for all ages
When you are on the road with little ones, it is always a welcome relief to be able to have a new toy or book that will give you a few more miles of peace and quiet.
Gift bags are a great idea! They pack easier than baskets, baskets become hard to fit in the vehicle while traveling.