College Care Package Ministry

Sometimes, there’s nothing like receiving some good ol’ snail mail, particularly when you are away at college. Students always enjoy receiving care packages from home as a little reminder that they are remembered by those who love them. These small boxes packed with love and prayers, in the form of goodies and personalized notes from our Youth Family, can really brighten up a student’s day! Care packages are especially appreciated during those particularly stressful times of midterms and final exams. Having extra snacks and sweet goodies usually makes the long nights and exhausting days of studying for upcoming exams a little easier.

Our church family has participated in our College Care Package ministry for many years. If you were a college student, or have raised a college student in this church family, then you know how meaningful our care package ministry is for all those who receive. Our care packages are packed by our Youth Family and include study supplies, snacks, handwritten notes and best of all… homemade treats donated by you, members of FBG’s congregation. This ministry helps us to maintain contact with our college students, remind them of our prayers during this stressful time of the year, and send our love and care to them while they are away from home.
We are asking for our church family to help with donations of non-perishable snacks and treats, as well as baked sweets! Our college students love Rice Krispy® treats, pretzels, chips, gum, candy/suckers (not chocolate), fruit snacks, & popcorn. Please be sure these are individually wrapped items, so they can be divided up for care packages. Non-perishable snacks and treats are due by: Sunday, November 8. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at the front desk.
Need College Addresses! Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/smwhcVSaTpHc5R1g2 to submit your college students’ mailing addresses or email them to Sarah Carter at sarah.carter@ firstbaptistgreenville.com. We do not want to leave anyone out, so please check to make sure we have your college student on file.
*We can only send care packages to those students for whom we have addresses.
Homemade Treats Needed! Go to https://goo.gl/forms/8cZGN2l55ROFjnOr2 to sign up to donate homemade treats for our college care packages. All homemade goodies are due on Sunday, November 29. Donations may be dropped off on Sunday, November 29, 12-2pm at the front desk. Youth Staff will be present to accept donations. Please divide your treats into sealable Ziploc® bags with 2-4 items per bag.
—Sarah Carter

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