HOW TO PACK A BACKPACK

Each backpack will have two color ribbons
attached to indicate age and gender.
Ages: 4-7 Yellow / 8-10 Green / 11-15 Red
Gender ribbons: Boy – Blue / Girl – Pink
Start with a NEW, zippered backpack.
Choose gender and age on provided label.
Fill with NEW gifts (see suggestions here).
Pray specifically for the receiving child.
Take your backpack to a designated collection site.

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Always include a copy of the Christmas Story

TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, small music instruments, yo-yos, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, toys that light up or make noise (include extra batteries), Slinky®, Frisbee®, card games, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (boxed and in a plastic bag), hairbrush, comb, washcloth, ponytail holders, hair clips, etc.

OTHER: Children’s Bible or Teen Bible, hard candy (no chocolate), lollipops (double bag all candy), mints, gum, socks, T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), age-appropriate Christian books, pop-top cans of food, etc.

IDEAS FOR OLDER KIDS (10-14):

GIRLS: Lip gloss, costume jewelry, scarves, friendship bracelets, craft kits, journals, fun socks and slippers, doodle books, etc.

BOYS: LEGOS®, card games, hand-held electronic games, basketball, soccer ball, NERF™ football, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: If you partner with a particular church or compassionate ministry site, they may request school supplies and food.

HOW TO PACK A BACKPACK

  • Each backpack will have two color ribbons
    attached to indicate age and gender.
    Ages: 4-7 Yellow / 8-10 Green / 11-15 Red
    Gender ribbons: Boy – Blue / Girl – Pink
  • Start with a NEW, zippered backpack.
  • Choose gender and age on provided label.
  • Fill with NEW gifts (see suggestions here).
  • Pray specifically for the receiving child.
  • Take your backpack to a designated collection site.

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Always include a copy of the Christmas Story

TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, small music instruments, yo-yos, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, toys that light up or make noise (include extra batteries), Slinky®, Frisbee®, card games, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (boxed and in a plastic bag), hairbrush, comb, washcloth, ponytail holders, hair clips, etc.

OTHER: Children’s Bible or Teen Bible, hard candy (no chocolate), lollipops (double bag all candy), mints, gum, socks, T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), age-appropriate Christian books, pop-top cans of food, etc.

IDEAS FOR OLDER KIDS (10-14):

GIRLS: Lip gloss, costume jewelry, scarves, friendship bracelets, craft kits, journals, fun socks and slippers, doodle books, etc.

BOYS: LEGOS®, card games, hand-held electronic games, basketball, soccer ball, NERF™ football, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: If you partner with a particular church or compassionate ministry site, they may request school supplies and food.