In Tennessee, 22.4% 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
- If your Church or Ministry would like to receive and distribute backpacks, please contact Joe Sorah at 423-895-1481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Register Here to Donate Backpacks – Let us know how many backpacks your church or organization will commit to send.
- How to Pack a Christmas Backpack
- Download Resources
- Backpack Collection Timeline and Location
- Contact Us
Click on links below to download and print resources:
- Christmas Backpacks Poster/Flyer – Color (PDF)
- Christmas Backpacks Poster/Flyer – Black & White (PDF)
- Christmas Backpacks Bulletin Insert – Color (PDF)
- Christmas Backpacks Bulletin Insert – Black & White (PDF)
- Christmas Backpacks Brochure – Color (PDF)
- Christmas Backpack Gift Suggestions – Color (PDF)
- Christmas Backpack Gift Suggestions – Black & White (PDF)
- The Christmas Story – Color (PDF) (will be mailed to churches that register to donate backpacks)
- Christmas Backpacks Logo – Color and Black & White (PDF)
Backpack Collection Timeline and Locations:
Collection dates are October 25-27, 2021, between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.
- God’s Warehouse, 3441 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown
Contact: Joe Sorah 423-895-1481
- Genesis Baptist Church, 111 Elizabeth Street, Athens
Contact: Debbie Mullins 423-506-0811
- 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: Kathy Alexander 931-363-0169
- West Jackson Baptist Church, 580 Oil Well Road, Jackson
Contact: Randy Pool 731-431-7101
- Gibson Baptist Church, 302 Highway 79 N, Humboldt
Contact: Steve Littleton 931-221-9851
- Union Avenue Baptist Church, 2181 Union Avenue, Memphis
Contact: Jeff Williamson 901-276-5421
- Oaklawn Baptist Church, 3977 Highway 70-E, Crossville
Contact: David Mahan 931-456-0754
Joe Sorah, Compassion Ministries Specialist | 423-895-1481
Carrie Kidd, Ministry Assistant | 615-371-2025