Appalachian Coalfields Christmas Outreach 2020 is a project run by NC Baptists on Mission. Their goal is to collect 18,000 backpacks of items to be distributed to Appalachain children in areas of need. We at Littleton Baptist would like to participate in this ministry this year.
You can help by purchasing a NEW school backpack that you will fill with the following items. Right now is a good time to buy backpacks.
You will need to decide and label the backpack with gender, bou or girl, and age of the child Choose from ages 4-7, 8-10, 11-14 or 15-17. A piece of paper or tape is sufficient.
A) Small NEW items of warm clothing such as winter hats, gloes, socks, scarves, etc.
B) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef stew, vegetables, fruit (3-4 cans)
C) At least 1-2 NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy (no toy weapons, please!) This can include small cars, balls, dolls, small stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump rope, sidewalk chalk, card games, Legos, etc. For oldest age group (15-17) substitute an appropriate item instead a toy, such as, a flashlight, small thermos, light blanket, books, hunting and fishing magazines for the boys - jewelry, books, skin care products, hair accessories, etc. for girls.
D) Hygiene items including full sized containers of toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, and deodorant, as well as a toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb. (Please fit these items into a one gallon Ziploc bag so they do not leak into the rest of the backpack)
E) Fresh, wrapped candy (no chocolate please, as it may melt; and no peanut products)
F) A children's Bible or youth Bible
These must be collected for delivery no later than November 1, 2020. Please contact Melinda Harris or Betty Anne Shearin for more information.