The 'Blessing Box'
BEARDSTOWN, Il. —
It started out as an idea after watching a story on the news. A simple box to help those in need.
Jamie Comiskey calls it a 'Blessing Box.'
"For anybody to just come and take what they need," said Comiskey.
She was looking for a new mission that the kids of 252 Children’s Ministry could be involved in at her local church.
"We decided to start this blessing box and hope that the kids would be able to be a little more involved in it rather than just giving donations," Comiskey explained.
Once the box was built, it was placed outside of E and M Electric in Beardstown--Jamie's family owns the business.
Jamie says the box was put up earlier this week and has already been used.
It’s filled with perishable and non-perishable items.
The contents of the box change each day depending on donations. Jamie's goal is to have more boxes built across town.
"We're so thankful that we're able to do it and we really hope that this might just be the thing that shows one more person that they are not alone and they are loved and there are people that will help," Comiskey said.
If you would like to donate to the Blessing Box, you can contact First Christian Church or E and M Electric in Beardstown.