We are pleased to announce that Northeast United Methodist Church at 4000 Hard Scrabble Road now has a blessing box open to the public 24 hours a day. No questions asked, no forms to fill out, no “process” to go through and you don’t have to speak or interact with anyone.
One simple rule applies –
Leave what you can, take what you need.
Our Blessing Box is just to the left as you enter our church parking lot. For your convenience it is lit in the evening hours. Please take advantage of our Blessing Box and tell others about it.
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 and available at any time day or night.
The Blessing Box Project began in 2017 in the Lowcountry and has now spread all over South Carolina. It is based on the simple belief that anonymous giving and spreading kindness one small act at a time will bring about the change we all want to see in our community.
Studies show adults with food insecurity will skip meals or reduce their portions to provide for children in their homes as they wait for pay day. Many food insecure families do not qualify for the assistance of food banks, or are hesitant to turn to food banks 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. This is the purpose of the Blessing Box Project – to bridge this gap.