Elevate Christian Church

Balikbayan Packaging Event

Balikbayan Packaging Event

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Elevate Christian Church, 156 Poplar Springs Rd., Hiram, GA US 30141

Coordinator: Chris Towns |

“Balikbayan” is the term used for sending large boxes of items overseas from the US to the Philippines. 

What is a Balikbayan box?
  • 24 X 24 INCHES
  • NO WEIGHT LIMIT
  • TYPICALLY TAKES 2-3 MONTHS TO DELIVER
Who are we helping?

The boxes of supplies will be sent to extremely remote villages where help is rarely received but is badly needed. The nearest cities of any size or significance are hours away. Many families in these villages have no electricity and no running water.

How can you help?

Elevate will be collecting items to be shipped to the Philippines and will need as many people as possible to help fill up 20 of these "balikbayan" boxes. That is about the equivalent of filling up an entire 2-car garage! 

Items that can go in a balikbayan box:
FOOD:

Canned Meat
Chocolate / Candy
Packaged Cookies / Crackers
Macaroni & Cheese or any noodles
Peanut Butter / Jelly
Powdered Milk 

CLOTHING (NEW OR GENTLY USED):

Shirts / T-shirts
Pants / Shorts
Summer Dresses
Sun Hats / Ball Caps
Tennis Shoes / Sandals

MISCELLANEOUS:

Backpacks / School Supplies
Towels / Washcloths
Diapers / Wet Wipes
Face / Body / Hand Lotion
Dish Soap / Hand Sanitizer
Thin Blankets / Sheets
Boy/Girl Toys

VITAMINS/SUPPLEMENTS:

Children’s – Birth to Teen
Adult Multi-vitamins
Calcium, Vitamin C

TOILETRIES:

Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Bar Soap
Shampoo / Conditioner

A full list of items are also available at the Welcome Center in the lobby for your convenience.

DEADLINE FOR DONATING ITEMS: AUGUST 27
PACKAGING EVENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 17

 

 

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