Shoeboxes for Appalachia

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.
Last year, we began a partnership with a Scarlette, providing shoeboxes with needed items and gifts for children in her area.

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).

This year, we are partnering with her again, but things are a little different.  Please look for details in the October 14th edition of the Illuminator