Please stuff your backpack with toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, deodorant, hand lotion for hands chapped by the cold, shampoo, soap, etc. and with cold weather items such as gloves, hats, scarves, socks, sweatshirts, t-shirts, long underwear, and regular underwear.  Other items could include hand warmers, cough drops, books, decks of cards, small fleece blankets, candy, gum, and non-perishable food items.  All items should be new.  All back packs should be new or nearly new as well.

Label your donated backpack with gender and size of intended recipient (i.e. Male-XL or Female-M).  Experience has shown us that XL & XXL are often requested.  Please note that we will not be giving out children’s backpacks this year.

Drop your filled and labeled backpack at the Social Action Table in Fellowship Hall from December 4 – December 11 anytime the church is open.  Please sign the donor list on the Social Action table.  Tax forms will be available.  After the 11th, you can still donate a backpack by dropping it off directly at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 124 West White St., Champaign, at the back door, between 9 and noon from December 12-15.

Join us in maintaining this wonderful holiday project tradition!  If you have questions, contact Sandy Hannum