College Care Packages

Each year the Women’s Ministry plans to shower love on our college students by sending them either a box filled with goodies or a gift card. This includes students who live at home. We also like to include hand-written notes for each of them. We need your help to make this possible!

You will find the list of our students who are attending college this year HERE. Please take time to write a note of encouragement to as many students as you would like and then return them to the basket in the lobby by Sunday, October 1.

You can also help by donating some of the items we include in the boxes and monetary contributions for the gift cards. You will find a sign-up HERE or there will be clipboards with sign-up sheets in the Information Corridor for items to donate. A blue barrel will be available near the office in which to place your item(s) no later than Sunday, October 1. Monetary donations can be given electronically, by clicking HERE choose from the dropdown menu, “College Care Package.”

Here is a testimonial from a previous college student:
“I remember how shocked, excited, and touched I was when I got my first care package my freshman year. There’s so much you’re learning and experiencing, and it was comforting to have a bit of home sent to you in a box packed with goodies and love. Certainly, college students appreciate any food and snacks, but it was that paired with the thoughtful letters that made it so special. I wanted to let you know how touched I was knowing I had the prayers and support from my Fifth Church family The care packages, no matter the size or contents were comforting and uplifting; a good reminder that God has provided people in my life who care and are happy to help should I ever need it.”