Christmas Party on the streets with Jackets for Jesus!
UPDATE – Over 800 backpacks out and being filled. Thanks to each of you filling them in love. Over 100 have already been returned. God is too good. If you missed out… Go buy some, fill them and join us!
The party on the streets is this Sunday night. You’re Invited!
You’re doing so much to make this an incredible Christmas on the streets for hundreds of people living in urban poverty. Thank You!
Last year- 2011 -we had 1,200 people in line. HUNDREDS went without a meal or a backpack. That doesn’t have to happen this year – but success will require an insane level of generosity in the days to come.
If you’d like to donate to help us buy more backpacks – contact me today.
If you’ve already donated- thank you so very much.
Backpacks are no longer available for pickup at Central Community. If you need backpacks – find a good discount house and buy some.
Suggestions For Filling Christmas Backpacks For The Homeless
Water bottle, Snacks (Raisins, nuts, candy, dried fruit, crackers), hot chocolate, cookies, gift certificates to McDonalds/Starbucks etc.
Jacket (even a good used one is fantastic), Sweatshirt, T-shirt, underwear, new white socks, jacket, rain poncho, warm hat, gloves.
Personal Care Items:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mints, gum, lotion, soap, shampoo, wash cloth, hand towel, comb or brush, floss, toilet paper.
Bible, stationary, stamps, Radio or MP3 player, books, magazines, watch, first aide kit, phone cards/calling cards, a Christmas card, etc.
Gift Cards have been highly requested this year. Small amounts for fast food, Kinkos, Staples, etc…
Think of what you would like/want if you were homeless and living on the streets. Feel free to use your imagination!
Filled backpacks can be returned to Jackets For Jesus, at Central Community, no later than Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00PM. Alternative drop off is our meeting point– McDonald’s just off Peck Rd exit and the 60 fwy (1185 Durfee Ave., South El Monte, CA, google map at link) – we’ll leave in a caravan from there to the streets at approximately 9:30pm.
Backpacks can be dropped off with us at the McDonalds between 9-9:30pm, even if you’re unable to join us on the streets. All packs must be in the LARGE TRUCK before we leave McDonalds.
If you have extra jackets, etc… bring them with you to McDonald’s.
Thanks so much. Looking forward to a fantastic evening together.