Blessing Box built to hold supplies for those in need; donations welcome
There is something around the Corner that’s built to help those in need.
A wooden box with a window at the northwest cor- ner of 11th and Bluff streets in Wichita Falls is a project taken on by Jeremy Aaron, director of the Corner Community Outreach Center.
The center is sponsored by the 10th and Broad Church of Christ.
Supplied with donations, the Blessing Box contains accessible, nonperishable food and toiletries.
“This is for people who get to the end of the month and are struggling,” said Jenny Aaron, Jeremy’s wife. “They can look in the box and find what they need.”
The Aarons, who spent five years of church service in Scotland, think of them- selves as “local missionaries.”
Jenny Aaron found the idea for the Blessing Box in a YouTube video about a man from Big Spring who built one to share food. The effort has spread.
“Anyone passing by can use the box,” Jeremy Aaron said. “We put it up on Friday (a few weeks ago), and it wasn’t long before a man on a bicycle stopped to check it out.”
Members of the church helped make the box pos- sible. One member built it from an old cabinet, and another wrote an important message on the sides: “Take what you need, leave what you can and be blessed.”
Donations to the Blessing Box are happily accepted. The box might contain things such as canned soup and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, ramen noodles, toothbrushes, toothpaste, BandAids, combs, socks, hand sanitizer, laundry soap and facial tissue.
The hope is that the box idea will move on to other churches.