Juarez Christmas Shoebox Project
For the past several years Bridgeway Church (and prior to that Waterstone Church) has collected school supplies, small toys and other things to put in Christmas shoeboxes to delight the children in a Colonia in Juarez, Mexico.
We have a special relationship with the people in this Colonia. For several years, teams of individuals from these two churches have traveled to Mexico to build homes for needy families as well as staff the medical clinic to provide much needed basic health and dental care.
This year we are stepping out in faith to try to provide 180 Christmas shoe boxes for these precious children. (last year 150 Christmas shoe boxes were assembled and sent to these children)
Currently we are beginning our campaign to collect school supplies/toys etc. for these boxes, as well cash donations to help purchase the items that are not donated. Each shoebox as an approximate value of $20.00 If you want to donate by writing a check, please note that checks should be made payable to BRIDGEWAY. IMPORTANT, please note Juarez Shoe Boxes on the memo line so donations go into the correct account.
On July 17th there will be a large plastic container in the lobby for collecting the donated items. This container will be available every Sunday from July 17th until the end of September. October 2nd will be our last Sunday to collect donations. Below is the list of items we would like you to purchase if you want to participate in this fun and important project for very special children.
Crayola Crayons – 24 pack -- Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 pack -- Wooden pencils -- Black or Blue Ink Pens -- Large Pink Erasers -- Rulers -- Scissors – Blunt and Pointed -- Inexpensive solar calculators (found at Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, etc.) -- Sturdy Pencil Sharpeners -- Inexpensive Coloring Books -- Small Stuffed Animals (found at Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, etc.) -- Matchbox Type Cars (found at Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, etc.) -- Color books (found at Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, etc.) -- Chap Stick -- Sugarless Chewing Gum
Thank you so very much for your loving support for Juarez as we look forward to another year of sharing our blessings with others.
Thank you from the Juarez Christmas Shoebox committee.