What Is It?
“A program that engages families experiencing food insecurity when their children are on Christmas break without school-provided meals. It fills thousands of Boxes of Blessing with enough food to feed a family for about a week during the Christmas holiday. Partner schools and ministries distribute the boxes to families that they work with all year, making this an extension of their long-term, committed community development.”
High school & college age volunteers assemble the cardboard boxes during one evening in November, and 600 volunteers of all ages fill the boxes in December.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
3 years old
In November, taping boxes takes place in the evening (starting with pizza). In December, filling the boxes takes place for about 4 1/2 hours one morning.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
TAPING BOXES or BOX PREP
High school and college age students prep the cardboard Boxes of Blessing from 6:30-8:30 PM during one evening in November (with pizza served at 6:00 PM). Please contact maryrebecca.dick@
FILL BOXES WITH FOOD
In addition to filling boxes, tasks include crafts, pallet creation, post-assembly clean-up (12:00 PM-1 PM), trash pickup, and welcome/care team. “This is a tangible way to demonstrate the love of Christ and truly get into the Christmas spirit. Invite your friends, neighbors, groups and organizations to join us. A light breakfast (donuts and fruit) and snacks will be available.”
Mary Rebecca Dick, Mission Coordinator
CHRISTMAS BOXES OF BLESSING – CHRIST THE KING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The packing location varies from year to year, but often is in the Heights / Independence Heights area in North Houston.
Boxes of Blessing – CTK (2 minutes 54 seconds) (2015)
Christmas Boxes of Blessing (2017) (1 minute 52 seconds)