December 20th, Sunday Night – YOU’RE INVITED!
Christmas Party on the streets with Jackets for Jesus!
The party on the streets is this Sunday night. You’re Invited! Last Year’s Challenges WILL NOT STOP US! Pray that all goes well.
You’re doing so much to make this an incredible Christmas on the streets for hundreds of people living in urban poverty. Thank You!
Backpacks are still available for pickup at Central Community. If you have extra jackets, gifts, etc… bring it with you and we’ll stuff it in remaining backpacks.
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 2oth 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.
We’ve rented the parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Main St, downtown, for parking convenience and security of the truck. Plan on parking with us. All of our work this year will come out of the parking lot.
Thanks so much. Looking forward to a fantastic evening together.