Share a gift of love and the gospel with a child in need.

In Tennessee, 19.3% of children live in poverty. For some of these children, a backpack from Tennessee Baptists may be all they receive for Christmas.

Christmas Backpacks are Child-Focused, Christ Centered and Church Connected

Every effort is made to connect the child and their family with a local church. Each Christmas Backpack provides an opportunity to share the gospel with a child.

How can you be involved?

  • Pray – Start praying today for the boys and girls who will receive Christmas Backpacks
  • Participate – You, your family, your church, and your organization can become involved by preparing Christmas Backpacks for Children and Teens
  • Partner – You can partner with a church or compassion ministry that is distributing Christmas Backpacks


Register Here to Donate Backpacks

Let us know how many backpacks your church or organization will commit to send.

Promotional Print Resources

Compressed file package includes bulletin inserts, flyers, logo, etc.

Backpack Collection Times & Locations

Collection dates will be Oct. 24-26, 2022, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at the following locations:

  • God’s Warehouse
    3441 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown
    Contact: Beth Moore 423-440-6225
  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church
    219 Walnut Grove Rd, Vonore
    Contact: Terssa Manis 865-406-7894
  • Genesis Baptist Church
    111 Elizabeth Street, Athens
    Contact: Debbie Mullins 423-506-0811
  • Oaklawn Baptist Church
    3977 Highway 70-E, Crossville
    Contact: David Mahan 931-456-0754
  • Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association
    300 Cornerstone Drive, Jasper
    Contact: Janice Carter 423-645-7940
  • Missions Mobilization Center
    6434 John Hager Road, Mt. Juliet
    Contact: Wes Jones or Elizabeth Holmes 615-371-7926
  • New Zion Baptist Church
    1595 Sumac Road, Pulaski
    Contact: Bonnie Gray 931-363-0169
  • West Jackson Baptist Church
    580 Oil Well Road, Jackson
    Contact: Alan Teel 731-697-9768
  • Gibson Baptist Church
    302 Highway 79 N, Humboldt
    Contact: Blair Lollar 731-697-2806
  • Leawood Baptist Church
    3638 Macon Rd, Memphis
    Contact: Floyd Paris 901-324-7169

Individual Promotional Items

Poster/Flyer (PDF)

Bulletin Insert (PDF)

Brochure (PDF)

Gift Suggestions (PDF)

The Christmas Story (PDF)



(mailed to churches that register to donate backpacks)

Christmas Backpacks Logo


Beth Moore, Compassion Ministries Specialist | 423-440-6225

Carrie Kidd, Ministry Assistant | 615-371-2025