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In-Kind Gifts

The Baptist Children's Village ministry is made up of a lot of "households" all over Mississippi. Individuals and groups who provide very practical things needed in any home are a tremendous help. Everything from cleaning supplies to paper products to outdoor tools help make our houses home to hundreds of children. To get more information about in-kind gift needs email Chrystelle Thames.


BCV Statement on Venison Donations:

Over the years, The Baptist Children’s Village has been blessed by the generosity of Mississippi hunters, who have donated venison from their hunts.  The value of their generosity cannot be overstated.  

As most of those hunters are now aware, Mississippi faces a new challenge regarding harvesting and consuming venison.  The emergence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the northern and western regions of the state has prompted responses by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH).  MDWFP has established CWD Management Zones in the affected regions of the state.  Establishing these zones also resulted in the implementation of stringent regulations related to processing venison from deer taken within these Management Zones.  Information regarding these zones and the accompanying regulations can be found on the MDWFP website.

Therefore, The Baptist Children’s Village will now only accept donations of venison harvested and processed in areas of the state outside of the CWD Management Zones.  When venison donations are offered, we will be asking for the Mississippi county from which it was harvested, and where it was processed, before accepting the donation. 

Thank you for understanding our need to implement this new procedure and, consequently, helping us maintain one of the strongest pillars of the child care provided by the BCV – that of protecting the health and safety of the children whom God has entrusted to our care.  

Click here to read the full statement.


Project Ideas:

Breakfast "Blessing" Box

Collect the following to help with breakfast meals:

  • Oatmeal (instant & regular)
  • Pop tarts, breakfast bars, etc.
  • Muffin Mixes
  • Cereal (preferably whole grain)
  • Grits
  • Biscuit and pancake mix
  • Jelly and syrup

"Squeaky Clean" Contest

Have a contest between classes, boys vs. girls, etc. to see which team can come up with the most "squeaky clean" supplies to assist us in staying clean and sanitary:

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Lysol and other disinfectant cleaners/sprays
  • Tub & Tile cleaners
  • Gel diswasher detergent
  • Dish soap

Laundry Supplies:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Stain remover
  • Bleach
  • Dryer sheets
  • Spray Starch

Bountiful Bathroom Basket

Fill laundry hamper baskets with the following items:

  • Bath towels and cloths
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Facial tissue
  • Soap/body wash/shampoo
  • Toilet cleansers & deodorizers
  • Toilet brush

A "Sweet Dreams" Bedroll

Wrap a pillow, a set of twin sheets and a pillowcase along with an age appropriate devotion book like a bedroll for each resident.

Trash to Treasure Event

Collect and recycle aluminum cans.  Allow the proceeds to sponsor an activity for the residents i.e. pizza, bowling, skating, swimming, baseball game, etc.