GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE HOMELESS STUDENTS BLESSING BAG
DRIVE AND BUILDING POP-UP EVENT
Did you know that over 100 students at Golden West College in Huntington
Beach are homeless? This event created by the Greater Huntington Beach
Interfaith Council (GHBIC) allows the community to show up and provide a little
help by putting together Blessing Bags for those in need on Sunday, 7/30/17 at
Community United Methodist Church in Huntington Beach (6652 Heil Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647).
What is a Blessing Bag?
A Blessing Bag is a backpack or reusable grocery bag filled with toiletries, school
supplies, bus passes, food gift cards, and a note or drawing of encouragement
from a child or other community member. These bags will be distributed to the
students in need at GWC.
What can you do?
1) DONATE MONEY
Donate any dollar amount via one of the following channels.
httpss://ghbic.org/make-donation/ (Donations made Sunday will be donated to help GWC
Homeless Students. Any additional funds over and above those needed to help this immediate
group will be donated to a local organization that helps the homeless including Beach Cities
Interfaith Services, Build Futures, and/or American Family Housing.
Make check donations payable to Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council (memo: “for
GWC Homeless Students”) and drop off at Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) on
Heil by Sunday morning.
2) DONATE ITEMS (see needed items on list below)
- BLESSING BAGS
New or Lightly Used Backpacks
New Reusable Grocery Bags
- BLESSING FILLERS – TOILETRIES
Deodorant (male and female)
Disposable Razor (male and female)
Soap or Body Wash
Small Packs of Tissue
Toothbrush Caps or Holders
Additional Items can include: Dental Floss, chapstick, brush/comb, sunscreen, hand/body lotion
- BLESSING FILLERS – PASSES AND GIFT CARDS
Bus Passes (adult)
Subway Gift Cards ($10 or less)
- BLESSING FILLERS – SCHOOL SUPPLIES
2-4 College Ruled Notebooks
1 College Ruled Paper Pack
- BLESSING FILLERS – TOILETRIES
- DROP OFF DONATIONS at Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) at 6652 Heil Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 NOW through Sunday morning, 7/30/17, before 10:00 AM and let them know they’re for the GWC Homeless Students Blessing Bags Event. Any remaining items will be donated to local non-profit organizations including American Family Housing.3) SHOW UP for the BLESSING BAG BUILDING POP-UP EVENT (PLEASE RSVP via this Facebook event)JOIN US from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM (or for as long as you’re able) on Sunday, 7/30/17, at CUMC as we build Blessing Bags. Bring your kids, friends, and family and help build Blessing Bags for these impacted students. This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in community service by encouraging compassion in action.BUILD BLESSING BAGS: We will put together the listed items we receive in backpacks or reusable grocery bags. In addition to necessities, toiletries, and school supplies, we will include handmade notes and drawings of encouragement made by participating kids and the community.CREATE NOTES AND DRAWINGS: Materials will be available for kids and community members to create notes and drawings of encouragement to be included in the bags.READ MORE INFORMATION at Facebook Event.