Care package 3.0 Official Instruction Sheet

Heading out in a minute to hand out the care packages downtown. The USB flashlights came in the mail yesterday and this morning I printed out the instruction sheet that goes inside of each one, so they’re ready to be deployed. I thought you guys might find it interesting to see what the sheets say, and can offer some tips on how to improve it for the upcoming Care Package 4.0.

We’re heading into an especially cold, rainy week so I can’t delay handing these out any longer. The water proof bivvy sack, umbrella and hand warmers in particular are badly needed. Otherwise I’d keep scouting for last minute additions.

I wanted to not just include safety tips for the potentially dangerous items but some words of encouragement as well. I don’t know if that was overbearing. Too much, or too little? I also didn’t want to come at it from any identifiable ideological angle since the homeless are a cross section of society and have a wide variety of worldviews.

You guys are my sounding board/market research group for stuff like this. There’s almost 4,000 of you now so odds are good some of you will have ideas to offer for improving this document, as well as some items you think would be good inclusions in Care Package 4.0. Don’t be shy, let me know in the comments!

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