Thanksgiving Basket of Blessings Outreach
In a world often rife with challenges, the power of a simple act of kindness can be profound. Among the hustle and bustle of life, the “Basket of Blessings” outreach program has emerged as a heartwarming effort to spread joy and support within local communities. This endeavor, spearheaded by Emily Scott, a compassionate member of our church, embodies the essence of selfless giving and collective care. Through this thoughtful project, the notion of sharing blessings has evolved into a tangible, impactful reality.
What is a “Basket of Blessings”? At its core, the “Basket of Blessings” is more than just a box filled with items; it symbolizes a gesture of goodwill and empathy. Consisting of a collection of canned goods and a thoughtful gift card, each basket serves as a beacon of hope for individuals who may need a helping hand. The premise is simple yet powerful: anyone in need can be nominated to receive a “Basket of Blessings”.
How to participate? Church involvement is central to the “Basket of Blessings” outreach. This collective effort thrives on the participation of LifePoint church members who nominate individuals they believe could benefit from this thoughtful gesture. It could be a neighbor, a co-worker, or someone that is in their circle of friends. Then the volunteer shops for and provides the items for the basket.
To ensure the success of this outreach program, a list of suggested items to shop for is provided to the volunteer that then provides the nominee the basket. This list serves as a helpful guide, making it easier for participants to choose items that are both practical and meaningful for the recipients.
The Delivery Process, beyond the act of preparing the baskets, these outreach efforts also involve the crucial step of delivering these heartfelt offerings to the intended recipients. The responsibility of delivery falls upon the shoulders of the volunteers who nominated and packed the basket. This option for individuals to personally deliver the baskets to the nominees further amplifies the sense of personal connection and outreach within the community.
Through the “Basket of Blessings” outreach, our church community is spreading love and support. As we continue to embrace the spirit of giving during this holiday season, let us remember that the true essence of life lies in our ability to be there for one another, sharing our blessings and spreading joy in the process.
Contact Emily Scott to get involved and to learn more at 480-521-8386
-Angela Noel, Missions Director
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
CANNED GOODS NEEDED TO FILL BASKETS OF BLESSINGS
2 People-1 Can cream/mushroom soup, 1 can regular corn, 1 can regular canned pumpkin, 1 packet turkey gravy, 1 small bag lg marshmallows, 1 regular package stuffing mix, 1 29oz can yams, 1 can jellied cranberry sauce,1 $20 gift card
3 People-1 Can cream/mushroom soup, 1 can regular corn, 1 can regular canned pumpkin, 1 packet turkey gravy, 1 small bag lg marshmallows, 1 regular package stuffing mix, 1 29oz can yams, 1 can jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card
4 People – 2 cans cream/mushroom soup, 2 cans regular corn, 1 lg. can canned pumpkin, 2 packets turkey gravy, 2 small bags lg marshmallows, 2 packages regular stuffing mix, 2 29oz cans yams, 2 cans jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card
5 People -2 cans cream/mushroom soup, 2 cans regular corn, 1 lg can canned pumpkin, 2 packets turkey gravy, 2 packages lg marshmallows, 2 packages regular stuffing mix, 2 29oz cans jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card
6 People – 3 cans cream/mushroom soup, 3 cans regular corn, 3 lg cans canned pumpkin, 3 packets turkey gravy, 2 packages lg marshmallows, 3 packages stuffing mix, 3 29oz cans yams, 3 cans jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card
7 People -4 cans cream/mushroom soup, 4 cans regular corn, 4 Ig cans canned pumpkin, 4 packets turkey gravy, 3 packages lg marshmallows, 4 packages stuffing mix, 4 29oz cans yams, 5 cans jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card
8/9 People – 6 cans cream/mushroom soup,6 cans regular corn, 5 Ig cans canned pumpkin, 6 packets turkey gravy,4 packages lg marshmallows, 6 packages stuffing mix, 6 29oz cans yams, 6 cans jellied cranberry sauce, 1 $20 gift card