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Appalachian Regional Ministry

Appalachian Regional Ministries

 In addition to collecting as many of the 12,000 backpacks this year as we can, TBA is collecting NEW children’s athletic shoes-any size, boy or girl and gently used coats and jackets-all sizes, male or female styles. These items will be collected at the Light and Hope Center on November 3, 2018 from 9-3.  Coeburn, VA- Dec 7-8- Appalachian Christmas Outreach party- food, winter coats, new shoes, blankets, games, backpack distribution.  Robert and Linda Snowdon will be happy to meet anyone with a delivery at any time (828-384-0353).

Each zippered school backpack should include: 1) Small items of NEW clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, underwear, rolled t-shirts 2) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef stew, vegetables, fruit (3-4 cans) 3) At least one NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy (no toy weapons, please!) 4) Hygiene items including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, deodorant (try to fit these items into a one gallon Ziploc bag). 5) A children’s Bible or youth Bible (no one version is required) 6) Fresh, wrapped candy (no chocolate please, as it may melt) 7) A copy of “The Christmas Story”  – **They ask that you enclose a copy of the Christmas story in each bag. You can download and print a .pdf copy of it here from the website (see link above).