Shoebox Blessing Packing Night 1
December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm at Bartlesville Southern Baptist Church
Get ready to pack! We need about 800 boxes to cover the three neighborhoods in Bartlesville that are in need. FYI—we also provide for any children at the Light House at Christmas, children at the Willows Apartments and last year helped serve the children at CONCERN. Ken Peace received calls for help all the way up to Christmas. No boxes go to waste.
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Schedule: Packing: Monday and Tuesday, December 10th and 11th – 6 pm—till? Delivery: Saturday, December 15th. Time and place TBA.
Teens and accompanied children welcome. Whether you choose to build, wrap, or deliver shoeboxes, this is a family event—and we have great fun! We sometimes have a party for certain groups of kids or neighborhoods. If you are interested in helping, please let us know. Many groups help with shoeboxes, each doing their part to make this ministry successful and provide a demonstration of Christmas love to children in need.
AGE GROUPS FOR BOXES:
Boy or Girl
3-5 years; 6-9 years; 10-13 years; 14-16 years (We run out of boys boxes overall and in the older age group first every year)
WHAT GOES IN A BOX?
This list is in no particular order and is not at all exhaustive. Be creative and pray for the children as you shop. God will direct your shopping.
All boxes need a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, candy.
In the older age group, please add deodorant.
Standard sized boxes are being provided this year. Yay!
Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, small toys – cars, balls, jacks, jump ropes, dolls, yo-yos, cards, small games, any small toy, beanie babies. Nail polish, hair items, small purses or makeup bags, lotion, jewelry, perfume/cologne, pens, pencils, journals, coloring and activity books, markers, crayons, stickers, small stuffed animals, flashlights, ball caps, socks, hairbrush, combs, mirrors, calculators, scarves, body wash, etc.
Please avoid items that require close sizing as our kids vary widely in size within the same age group. Please, no obviously used items.
If you have additional suggestions or find good buys, please share info. You can pack and wrap a box (Please label it and make sure it’s full please) or donate items to pack on December 10th and 11th. Either way is great. Everyone is invited to packing nights. Families make it an excellent giving night. And it’s a unique opportunity to teach your children about community, packing, wrapping and just plain fun!