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Christmas Backpacks

October 8, 2023 - October 29, 2023


October 8, 2023
October 29, 2023
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Cathy Forray

We are filling backpacks to be given to children in need in Appalachia. In partnership with the SBCV


These backpacks help create community outreach events to proclaim the Good News of Christ at Christmas. In supporting this work, you can be sure that your generosity helps prepare the soil to share Jesus with these families.


Pick up a backpack in the Main Hallway, then fill and return it by Sunday, October 29.

See Packing List Below!

Packing List

To ensure that children receive backpacks with equitable items, please maintain the following guidelines. All items need to be new and must fit in the zipped backpack.

  • 1 school supply pouch filled with sharpened #2 pencils, a small sharpener, a pack of colored pencils, ink pens, and a pack of crayons
  • 1 personal journal or coloring book (whichever is age appropriate)
  • 1 refillable water bottle (unfilled)
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag with personal items (ex., toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, travel-sized soap, shampoo)
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag with single-serve food items (ex., cheese crackers, squeeze applesauce, granola bars, animal crackers)
  • 1 quart-size Ziploc bag with candy treats (ex., Skittles, Smarties, lollipops (anything non-chocolate))
  • 1 set of winter gloves and hat
  • 1 pack of socks
  • 1 small non-electronic toy or stuffed animal (no toy guns or knives)
  • 1 age-appropriate Bible or spiritual book (recommended books for 8–14-year-olds)