The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project has a goal to place and maintain Blessing Boxes around the Lowcountry. Blessing boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received. A simple rule applies – Leave what you can, take what you need.
Studies show adults with food insecurity will skip meals or reduce their portions to provide for children in their homes as they wait for payday. Many food-insecure families do not qualify for the assistance of food banks or are hesitant to turn to food banks for assistance due to the stigma. One “bad month” can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Lay-offs at work, unexpected car maintenance, unforeseen medical bills, or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. The purpose of this project is to bridge this gap.
With the holidays right around the corner, the Daniel Island POA will be collecting non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing. Throughout the duration of the collection, items donated will be distributed to local Blessing Boxes by our Daniel Island POA staff members. If you would like to volunteer by helping distribute items to the blessing boxes, please email Dani Stix at Danielle.Stix@dicommunity.org.
Collection will take place Wednesday, November 1st through Monday, November 20th so that supplies can be delivered in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please drop off items at the POA office – 130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9 AM – 4 PM.
For more about the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project, please click HERE or visit them on Facebook at Lowcountry Blessing Box Project.
We thank you for your continued support!