The Blessing Boxes contain basic hygiene products and non-perishable food items and can be accessed for free at three locations in Levelland and one location in Whitharral.
The concept of the Blessing Boxes came from former chair of LEAP (formerly known as the Levelland Young Professionals), Ty Gregory.
After being implemented about two weeks ago, Gregory said the boxes are already being used and filled up.
“The boxes are already being stocked and cleared out in a pretty quick manner,” Gregory said. “We are already seeing the boxes being utilized.”
The boxes were constructed by Zachry Group in Lubbock and were built out of aluminium. Gregory said these boxes will require zero maintenance will last for a long time.
Gregory said the holiday season can be a rough time for families as they try to take care of each other, as well as plan for holiday meals and Christmas presents.
“Right now is a time a lot of people are struggling to provide and make sure they have a good Christmas,” Gregory said. “This is one thing we can try to take off their mind and take one worry away from them and we’re glad to do it.”
The boxes are located at First Presbyterian Church, in the back on the corner of Austin Street and Avenue L; Cactus Drive Church of Christ, located at 501 Cactus Drive; and across the street from First Baptist Church, in the 500 block of Avenue C.
There is a fourth box located in Whitharral at the Whitharral Baptist Church.
“We really appreciate the community support and we want everyone to know anyone can participate,” Gregory said. “It’s not a sole project for us or for the individual churches, it’s a project the community can be involved with. We highly encourage anyone who feels the need to give, and/or utilize the boxes, we would love for them to do so.”
The items in the boxes are free and anyone can donate items directly into the box. Items that are accepted include non-perishable food items and basic hygiene products.
Read the full story in Sunday’s edition of the News-Press.