Pack a backpack!!
Items to Include:
3 Winter Accessories: such as hats, scarves, gloves, warm socks
3 Small Pop Top Cans of Food: such as Vienna sausages, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Fruit
3 Other Small Food Items: such as wrapped hard candy like Jolly Ranchers and Blo-Pops, jerky, fruit snacks, breakfast bars, gum. No peanut products, please!
For Younger Children:
Hygiene items – Place the following items in a Ziploc bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap or body wash, shampoo, brush or comb, washcloth
3 Fun Items - such as fleece blankets, stuffed animals, doll, hair accessories, cars, crayons and coloring books, craft sets, puzzles, flash cards, card games like Old Maid or Go Fish
For Older Children/Teens:
Hygiene items – Place the following items in a Ziploc bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap or body wash, shampoo, brush or comb, wash cloth, deodorant
3 Fun Items – such as bake-up, jewelry, fleece blankets, balls, thermos, flashlights, craft sets, drawing items, markers, colored pencils, adult coloring books, Sudoku, Word Finds, hunting magazines, card games like UNO
Catawba Baptist Church will include an age appropriate bible or bible story book, and the collection center will add the Christmas Story.
We have ribbons at the church to tie to the backpack to indicate both gender and age of recipient.
Blue = boy
Pink = girl
Purple = K – (ages 3-5)
Yellow = Grades 1-3 (ages 6-8)
Green = Grades 4-5 (ages 9-10)
Red = Grades 6-8 (ages 11-13)
White = Grades 9-12 (ages 15-17)