At MBC we believe Jesus wants to use us to express His life through us to help those in need. With this in mind we have organized a way to help out the homeless in our community. This August we will be filling and dropping off backpacks to the homeless in our community. As an individual, group, or family you will be able to pick up a backpack and fill it with items for those in need. Can't afford to buy supplies right now? That's ok, donate your time by signing up to help pray over and deliver the backpacks to those in need. Listed below are the 4 steps of the backpack drive for you to get involved.
On August 3rd, 5th, and 8th from 9:30-11:30am you can pick up a backpack at the MBC gym that will contain a list of items, a New Testament Bible, and a card for you to write a note to whoever receives the backpack. You can pack these bags as an individual, group, or family and you can take as many bags as you feel led to fill up.
Next, purchase and fill up your backpacks with the list below. We have listed the items needed in each bag as well as some suggested extras if you feel led. Most items can be found at the Dollar Tree or Walmart. Don't feel comfortable getting out? Click HERE to buy the items online.
- Sun screen - Shampoo/Conditioner - Masks
- Baby wipes - Can Opener - Hand Sanitizer
- Toothpaste/toothbrush - Socks - Blanket
- Soap - Gum - Hat
- Refillable Water Bottles. - Canned Goods
- Deodorant - Dry Shampoo
Once your bag is filled you can drop them off at the MBC gym on August 10th and 12th from 9:30-11:30am, or August 15th from 9-9:30am. Be sure that all of your items are packed into each bag along with your handwritten note. If you are wanting to join us for the delivery, just bring your bags with you to delivery day and sign up below so we know you're coming.
Want to see the faces of those being helped? Join us August 15th from 9:30-11:30am for delivery day. We will meet up at the MBC Gym to gather backpacks, pray as a team, and to deliver everything to those in need. You can do this as an, individual, group, or family and can join even if you didn't pack a backpack. Just sign-up below so we know you're coming.
Sign-up HERE to let us know you're wanting to deliver.