bags of blessings
Partners for Wichita invites everyone to collect personal care items for people in need throughout the Wichita area. We add a blessing and deliver bags to organizations and agencies that work closely with those who are most in need. This annual February project is a community-wide Valentine for neighbors in need. Together we make a difference!
In 2020 over 1200 Bags of Blessings, filled with more than a dozen personal care items, plus many boxes of extra items were collected by about 40 congregations, groups, and individuals. The blessings were then delivered to over 35 helping places throughout the area.
Put "Bags of Blessings" filled with small-size essential hygiene supplies on your service calendar each year.
Fill gallon-sized zipper plastic bags with each of these items:
Soap (bar or liquid), Lotion, Razor, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Comb, Chapstick/Lip balm, Washcloth, Kleenex, Emery board or clippers, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shaving Cream, Bandaids (3), White socks (1pair).
Contact us at 316-263-1389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bags of Blessings collection day 2021 will be Thursday, February 4.
Due to COVID-19 and the safety precautions we need to observe this year, Bags of Blessings collection will be a "drop-off" only event from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church.
We will be collecting your Bags from you at your vehicle, for your safety and that of our volunteers.
When you arrive to drop off your Bags, a volunteer will come to your vehicle and register your donation and your contact information.
Another volunteer will collect the Bags from your vehicle and take them inside.
Deliveries to our partner sites who provide the Bags to those who need them will begin on Thursday afternoon.
Thank you for helping us provide these essential items to our neighbors in a safe and healthy manner during this pandemic.
Handouts are provided below.