BC Boxes of Love
A word from Mandy Martens
It is that time of year again…for BC Boxes of Love!! We are thrilled to be able to resume our regular BC Boxes of Love this year for the kids at Douglas Park and Nicomekl Elementary Schools. This will be the 11th year of BC BOL! Shoeboxes filled with toiletries, stationary, toys and a little treat for the students at two of our local schools.
Most years we host an assembly for the elementary schools where we do some teaching on kindness, love and giving back. This year BC BOL has gone virtual…just like everything else in life! Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we will just be dropping off the BC BOL and the teachers will facilitate the distribution of the boxes. SOOO our talented Kid’s Ministry team has partnered with us to do a virtual presentation on “That’s my KIND of Community”, Captain Kindness…aka Pastor Jenni Colwell shares about the importance of being KIND. Through this project every year CLA shows our love and kindness to the community. This has opened doors and hearts to on-going relationships with the schools and the families within the schools.
Last year we did a quick pivot and changed the BC BOL into BC FOOD BOL. For 8 weeks we provided gift cards to 150 families that found themselves dealing with food insecurity due to Covid-19. Having been in the schools for 10 years with these BC BOL, it put us in a really great place to help meet the tangible needs of many families in our community during this unprecedented time. We are currently still supporting these families dealing with food insecurities through our Mobile Food Bank, check that out at https://www.clachurch.com/city... for more information.
We will be making 600 boxes this year and need your help! To sponsor a box, go to the giving tab at clachurch.com and scroll down to BC BOL.