Container of Hope

IMG_2630 Can you imagine being forced from your home in the middle of the night? This is the case for thousands of families that are trying to keep their loved ones safe. They are seeking refuge in a camp that is facing overcrowding and extreme temperatures. Food supplies are low. Clothing is worn out. Medicines are hard to come by. Even more crippling is the loss of things that you can not see. The loss of hope, pride, and a sense of security.

We can not help everyone but we have a responsibility to let our brothers and sisters overseas know that they have not been forgotten. We have not turned a blind eye to their needs because they are uncomfortable or hard to hear. We care for them as Jesus cares for us and we want to help.

One Vision International is currently collecting clothing to fill a shipping container that will be sent to an unreached people group. While I can not give you the exact location of the container, I can tell you that these items will be shipped to a refugee camp that is currently home to over 18,000 refugees. These brother and sisters are living in harsh conditions but thankful to be with family and, for the moment, to be safe.

We need your help to fill the container with boxes of winter clothing for children and adults. All details are below:

Dates- We will begin collecting clothes immediately Final Date to Accept- Thursday, October 15th Shipping will be Monday, October 19th

We are asking for families, small groups, or sunday school classes to fill 2-3 large boxes each. Please include an itemized list of your boxes contents. The size of the container is 40' so there is A LOT of space to fill.

*New items are preferred. Used clothing will be accepted as long as it is in good condition.

Items Needed: Winter Clothing (Men's, Women's, and children) Long Underwear Hats Gloves Scarves Shoes & Socks Blankets Diapers (all sizes including adult) *If possible do not send the color blue. Culturally, this color is offensive and will not be worn to avoid conflict.

This container is different than others we have sent in the past. I can not help but emphasize the reality and gravity of this situation. This container is not only necessary, but essential to the survival of this people group. If we do not help these brothers and sisters, it is very possible that they will not make it through the winter of 2015.

Our office will be open for drop off from 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-12pm on Friday. There will also be a designated drop off location at Sevier Heights Baptist Church on Sunday mornings. We are located at 2915 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville TN 37920.

If you have any questions please feel free to call 865-579-3353 or email