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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.

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.