A 'Blessing Box' is creating a sense of community in Wichita Fal - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

A 'Blessing Box' is creating a sense of community in Wichita Falls

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

You may have noticed something different on the corner of 11th and Bluff street in Wichita Falls. 

On Friday, February 24th, a 'Blessing Box' was put up on the open corner, down the street from The Corner Community Center on 10th street. 

Director, Jeremy Aaron, said the idea was sparked by his wife after she had seen videos online of other 'blessing boxes' and their success across the country.

"When we saw that, we talked to some people that are a lot smarter than us and we said, what do you think? Everybody seemed very excited. So, we thought we have nothing to lose by trying it so it was kind of a step out on faith to see what it would be like," Aaron said. 

The standing cabinet was made by members of the Tenth and Broad Church of Christ. The cabinet was found in the church and given some TLC before being put up on the corner. 

It has a message on the side that reads, "Take what you need, bring what you can."

Since it was put up, Aaron said it has been seeing quite a bit of traffic. 

"I've had a great response from the community," he said. 

Aaron is excited about what this small gesture can mean for other neighborhoods in Wichita Falls. 

"The one box may (...) not do a whole lot. But if every church, or community center, or business would just take it upon themselves to do something like this; just to be in charge of one box, think of the impact that would make on our city," Aaron said. 

If you would like to donate to the 'blessing box' it needs to be a non-perishable food item, toiletry, or small toy.

A list of approved items includes:

Canned Goods 
Boxed Goods
Ramen Noodles
Sugar
Flour 
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Cough Drops
Gum
Mints
Feminine Hygiene Products
Hand Sanitizer
Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste
Gold Bond Foot Powder
Chap Stick
Band-Aids
Nail Clippers
Combs
Small Toys (Coloring Books, Crayons, etc...)
Laundry Soap, Dish Soap
New Socks
New Gloves
Hand Warmers
Kleenex
Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Baby Food, Baby Products

If you have a lot to donate or the 'blessing box' is full you can drop off your items at The Corner Community Center on the corner of 10th and Bluff. 

If you would like to check out the non-profit's facebook page click here

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

Copyright 2017 KAUZ All Rights Reserved 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: White House hopeful summit achieves progress

    The Latest: White House hopeful summit achieves progress

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:03:04 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:59:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

    The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:31:36 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:54:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...(AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.
  • The Latest: Australia says Pompeo prioritizes naming envoy

    The Latest: Australia says Pompeo prioritizes naming envoy

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:55 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:52:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
Powered by Frankly