Shoeboxes for Appalachia, which is coordinated by CBF Field Personnel Scarlette Jasper, is a ministry of Olive Branch Ministries as a part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative—a 20-year commitment to the 20 poorest counties in the United States.
This year HVBC will have the opportunity to assist with this program by collecting items and preparing boxes for children and young people in need.
According to Scarlette, because “these boxes may be the only gift some kids will get for Christmas” the goal of the shoebox ministry emphasizes quality instead of quantity, and because children do not always wear a clothing size standard for their age, she requests gift cards instead of clothing items (with the exception of hats and gloves).
The church will provide boxes for you to use. They can be picked up beginning Wednesday, October 6th at the church office or in the vestibule on Sunday mornings.
Please look at the most recent newsletter for other important information about this project.