South Carolina WMU is partnering with Appalachian Mountain Ministry to provide Christmas backpacks for children and teens. South Carolina Baptists are challenged to provide backpacks for distribution at evangelistic events between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Learn About the Ministry

Appalachian Mountain Ministry uses Christmas backpacks as a tangible expression of Christ's love for each child and teen as they do outreach events in various communities.

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Engage Your Church

Share with your church what Christmas backpacks accomplish and how they can impact children and teens in the Appalachian area. Create a plan to accomplish goals you set for your group.

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Shop & Gather Items

Look through the various gift suggestions to decide which items to include. Prior to shopping, be sure to select the gender and age.

Deadline to register your backpacks is October 25th. You can mail in your completed registration form to the address on the form, or you can fax it to 803-227-6099 or email it to This will give us time to mail out the number of Christmas Story flyers to you so that you can pack them in your backpacks.

New This Year

Ribbon System for Labeling Backpacks
Please tie TWO ribbons to the carrying handle of each backpack.

One ribbon to identify the gender:
Blue ribbon for boys
Pink ribbon for girls

One ribbon to identify the age:
Yellow ribbon for ages 4-7
Green ribbon for ages 8-10
Red ribbon for ages 11-15

Drop-Off Locations & Times

The drop-off locations and dates for Christmas Backpacks are:
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston
   Monday, November 12, 2018  
   Tuesday, November 13, 2018
South Carolina Baptist Convention Building, Columbia
   Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Backpacks dropped off at these locations will be loaded and taken to Kentucky.

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SANDRA TAPP    Associate Executive Director   Preschool Consultant


Associate Executive Director

Preschool Consultant

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