Appalachian Christmas Outreach

Appalachian Backpack Christmas Outreach

Appalachian Coalfields Ministry, sponsored by NC Baptists on Mission, seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people loving in the Appalachian Area. One of the greatest ministry needs in this area occurs at Christmastime.   We are calling on all churches to respond to this need by providing a filled backpack. 

* Backpacks can be purchased for $3 each and

Bibles for $7 each at the association office.

* Mission Trip Dates: December 15-18 (Saturday-Tuesday) 

* Cost: To Be Determined (working on keeping cost to a minimum)

ITEMS TO COLLECT:

Each zippered school backpack should each include:

1) Small items of NEW clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, underwear, scarf, rolled t-shirts, etc.

2) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef   stew, vegetables, fruit (3-4 cans)

3) At least one NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy.         

Examples: small cars, balls, dolls, small stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump rope, sidewalk chalk,

          Slinky, card games, Legos, other (no toy weapons)

4) Hygiene items including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, deodorant                    (please fit these items into a one gallon Ziploc bag).

5) A children’s or youth Bible (can be purchased at the association office for $7)

6) Fresh, wrapped candy (no chocolate and no peanut products please due to allergies)