Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our Daily Bread Christmas Box Collection

Our Daily Bread Christmas Box Collection 

Who is Our Daily Bread?
Our Daily Bread is a community soup kitchen in Denton that serves a substantial noon meal Monday through Friday to the hungry and homeless. A professional chef, assisted by volunteers from more than 26 local churches and other community organizations prepares and serves an average of 200 meals a day. Meals are served daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Our Daily Bread also offers additional programs to meet the needs of clients.

What is a Christmas Box?
A Christmas Box is a shoe box filled with non-perishable useful items that will be distributed by Our Daily Bread during their Christmas celebration. These items go directly to the hungry and homeless in the Denton community.

How can I help?
Use empty shoe boxes (at least 6” x 12”) or Christmas theme photo boxes with a separate bottom and lid. Wrap the lid and box separately with wrapping paper. No plastic shoe or boot boxes. Fill the box with a variety of small, adult, unisex, inexpensive gifts, some suggestions are listed at the bottom of the page. Please black out the bar code on each item. Personal Note (optional): You may wish to enclose a holiday card or note from you, your family, or group. Please do not include addresses or phone numbers. Place your note inside the box.

When do I need to turn the boxes in?
Bring your Christmas Boxes to the Fellowship between Sunday, November 4th and Sunday, November 25th. They need to be dropped off at Our Daily Bread no later than November 30th.

Gift suggestions
Knit hatSmall deodorantPens & pencils
Knit glovesSmall shampooSmall notepads
SocksSmall body wash or soapHard candy or gum
Plastic ponchoSmall umbrellaTravel size tissue
Small flashlightToothpasteChap-stick
Batteries (aa or aaa)ToothbrushThroat lozenges
Please do not include used or damaged items, knives or sharp items, perishable food, liquids, medications or vitamins, breakable items or glass containers, aerosol cans, money or gift cards.

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