OUTREACH IMPACT: 14,600 items are given to community members through the Blessing box each year.
Our church provides a Blessing Box on-site as one of our major mission projects to help those in need in the community. We are fortunate to have Sandy and Paul Pettit as the leaders of our Blessing Box team, who tirelessly give of their time and talents. There are many aspects of this work that they seamlessly do as part of managing such a thriving project!
The idea to host a blessing box originally came from member Bill Gregory. Blessing Boxes were a feature of his former community so he brought the idea here to Sherrills Ford. Bill provided the background information and design plan for our Blessing Box, as well as guidance and support. The Blessing Box at our church eventually inspired 5 other churches in our community to host Blessing Boxes. Bill supported these other churches with their Blessing Box start-ups, as well. Each of the 6 Blessing Boxes manage their system in their own unique ways. So now we have 6 Blessing Boxes serving our community by meeting small, immediate needs 24/7 every day! Warmest thanks to Bill Gregory for jump-starting this much needed life-line of Blessing Boxes!