Boxing Day

Posted By ADMIN on Nov 29, 2021 |


Despite the often-misleading title, Boxing Day is a traditional day of charity originating in early 19th century England.  Observed on December 26th, Boxing Day is a time when wealthier families would “box up” their extra clothing and food leftover from the first day of Christmas and give to local charities and families in need.  Boxing Day is also traditionally a day to give gifts to those who provide public services, such as police officers, postal workers, and garbage collectors.  

With Christmas Day falling on a Saturday this year, the last Sunday of the month will be December 26th, Boxing Day.  With this opportunity, FUMC Jasper will be celebrating our own version of Boxing Day that Sunday morning.  Beginning around 10:00 am, we will have a fellowship breakfast followed by an assortment of local mission and charity-focused boxing activities.  There will be opportunities for all ages to participate in preparing boxes.  The list of charities and needed supplies is below.  This day of charitable activity will be in place of our regular worship service, but we will still be sure to sing Christmas hymns.

Acts 20:35 And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Hygiene Kits
*  One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches)
    No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
*  One washcloth
    No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
*  One comb
    Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth
    No pocket combs or picks
    Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth
*  One toenail or fingernail clipper
    No emery boards or metal nail files
*  Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger)
    No Ivory or Jergen’s soap
    Do not remove from packaging
*  One adult toothbrush
    Do not remove from packaging
    Personal advertising not acceptable
*  10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)
    Common household bandages acceptable
*  One one-gallon size re-sealable bagSample Description
All items must be new.
Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.
Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.

Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

Soap/Body Wash (adult and kid)

Non-perishable Food Items:
Peanut Butter, Jelly,
Canned ravioli, Spaghettios, Beanie-Weenies, etc.

Coloring Books
24 ct. Crayons
Activity Books

East Texas Pregnancy Help Center
Newborn Diapers
Size 1 Diapers
Baby Wipes
Infant Formula
Baby Socks
Receiving Blankets
Baby Lotion
Diaper Cream
Baby Shampoo
Baby Wash
Baby Oil

Rainbow Room
Newborn Diapers
Size 4-5 Diapers
Baby Wipes
Baby Lotion
Diaper Cream
Baby Shampoo
Baby Wash
Baby Oil
Lice Treatment
Household Cleaning Supplies
Boy and Girl Underwear – ages 3 and up
Tote Bags