Alaska Baptist Family Services are in need of volunteers for our welcome backpack ministry. Each year many of the children who come to us show up with just the clothes on their backs or a trash bag of tattered things. The backpack welcome ministry ensure that they are welcomed immediately at the door with a large back pack filled with a Bible, a welcome card of encouragement, things so they can be ready to go to school the very next day, their very own personal hygiene items and a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart to help with any incidentals they may still require.
It makes for a very different welcome than they are used to and tells them that not only are we happy to have them come and stay with us but there are people that you don’t even know who are praying for your success and salvation.
FYI: The backpacks usually cost about $100-$150 to fill and send so it lends itself to make a great small group mission to make a complete bag.
If you or someone you know would like to make this their mission project for the Alaska’s children home we would be so grateful and encourage them to contact us to get the item list for each backpack.
Alaska Baptist Family Services
Welcome Backpack Ministry
Care of Lorie Morris (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
1600 O’Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Welcome Backpacks to include:
- Large Backpack
- Teen Bible
- Welcome Card
- Small Hygiene/Toiletry Bag w/ Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, floss, bar of soap with container
- 1 three inch binder with divider tabs inside
- 2 one inch binders with divider tabs inside
- 1 pack of pencils/1 pack of pens
- 2 packs of loose leaf college rule paper
- 2 spiral notebooks/college rule
- Pair of Flip Flops (shower shoes)
- $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card for underwear, misc. school needs, etc.