I have already begun planning and making notes for 2016.
Jim and I have set the goals. We are working towards 700 Blessing Bags and 400 School Supply Bags.
We have determined some needs already.
1. Cookies -I need people willing to bake cookies for this ministry. To give each child cookies requires a lot 700 bags times 6 cookies is 4,200 cookies or 350 dozen cookies. I spoke to my mom and we decided to keep it simple (sugar cookies, cookie press, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies. We are avoiding peanut butter and any cookies that contain nuts to avoid allergies.)
2. Snacks-See our supply list
3. Books for all ages- You are all wonderful at donating. However, we seem to get a lot of books for the youngest kids. That is great but we have a lot of older readers (upper elementary) who don't get books on their levels. For some suggestions, please see the supply list. I will be updating the list. Also feel free to suggest some books in the comments
4. If you have any suggestions for churches interested in becoming involved, please contact me. You can post a comment in the contact and I will get in touch with you.
Thank you again. Happy New Year and may God richly bless you in 2016.