Christmas Backpacks Promo 2022 | SBCV
Christmas Backpacks Promo 2022 | SBCV

Why choose Christmas Backpacks?

There are many ministry options at Christmas – why choose SBCV Christmas Backpacks?

These gifts are given to children in need, but more than just a backpack is offered. The backpacks help create community outreach events to proclaim the Good News of Christ at Christmas. In supporting this work, you can be sure that your generosity helps prepare the soil to share Jesus with these families.

Testimonies from Receiving Ministries

“Two families came to faith in Jesus as a result of the generosity and gospel opportunity of our backpack outreach.” – Ayman L. – SBCV International Leader, Northern Virginia

“Every school aged child in our town was able to receive a backpack and hear that Jesus loves them. Thank you.” – Billy G. -SBCV Church Planter, Saltville

“Not only did we get to help underprivileged kids (I’m sure that the backpack is all some will get for Christmas) but more importantly we got to share Jesus with others who may not have ever heard about his love.” – Gary O. – SBCV Pastor, Haysi

How to Pack a Backpack

1. Buy a Backpack

You or your church can order backpacks in bulk (cases of 24) by clicking here*. If you choose to buy backpacks individually, make sure they are full size (16.5 in. or larger) and have zippers.

*The link to purchase backpacks was updated on August 31 due to a web address change on the manufacturer’s website.

2. Choose a Backpack Color

Color should be based on the age/gender of the child you’re buying for:

  • Red – Elementary School Boy
  • Black/Gray – Middle School Boy
  • Green – Elementary School Girl
  • Blue – Middle School Girl

If you want to use a different color backpack, just attach a ribbon/string in the corresponding color for the appropriate age/gender.

3. Fill the Backpack

To ensure that children receive backpacks with equitable items, please maintain the following guidelines. All items need to be new and must fit in the zipped backpack.

  • 1 school supply pouch filled with sharpened #2 pencils, a small sharpener, a pack of colored pencils, ink pens, and a pack of crayons
  • 1 personal journal or coloring book (whichever is age appropriate)
  • 1 refillable water bottle (unfilled)
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag with personal items (ex., toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, travel-sized soap, shampoo)
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag with single-serve food items (ex., cheese crackers, squeeze applesauce, granola bars, animal crackers)
  • 1 quart-size Ziploc bag with candy treats (ex., Skittles, Smarties, lollipops (anything non-chocolate))
  • 1 set of winter gloves and hat
  • 1 pack of socks
  • 1 small non-electronic toy or stuffed animal (no toy guns or knives)
  • 1 age-appropriate Bible or spiritual book (recommended books for 8–14-year-olds)

4. Pray Over the Backpack

Pray for God to deliver the backpack into the hands of the child who needs this specific backpack. Ask the Lord to use this backpack to draw the child and his/her family to Himself (Matthew 9).

5. Drop Off the Backpack

Drop off to a regional collection site (listed below) by Wednesday, November 2, or bring them to Annual Homecoming at First Baptist Church of Roanoke on Sunday, November 13 or Monday, November 14.

Collection Sites

Please drop off backpacks by Wednesday, November 2. Contact your nearest location for office hours and any other drop-off information.

Be sure to scan the QR code (or visit this link) to let us know the name of your church, how many backpacks you delivered, and to which drop-off location.

You may also bring backpacks to Annual Homecoming at First Baptist Church, Roanoke on Sunday, November 13 or Monday, November 14.

Southeast Region

Seaford Baptist Church
1311 Seaford Rd
Seaford, VA 23696

Pinecrest Baptist Church
209 Felton Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(Drop-off only available through October 20; Mon.-Thurs., 9 AM-2 PM)

North Region

Ramoth Baptist Church
478 Ramoth Church Rd
Stafford, VA 22554

Open Door Baptist Church
754 Germanna Hwy
Culpeper, VA 22701

Pillar Church of Woodlawn
9001 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309

Central Region

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
3110 Greenwood Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(Drop-off available Mon.-Thurs., 9 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-4 PM)

SBCV Glen Allen Ministry Support Center
4956 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Central-West and Southside Region

North Main Baptist Church
2818 N Main St
Danville, VA 24540

Hyland Heights Baptist Church
11452 Wards Rd
Rustburg, VA 24588

Valley Region

Wayne Hills Baptist Church
877 Ladd Rd
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Christiansburg Baptist Church
2895 Roanoke St
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Southwest Region

North Bristol Baptist Church
146 Church St
Bristol, VA 24201

Rosedale Baptist Church
26396 Lee Hwy
Abingdon, VA 24211

Sky View Missionary Baptist Church
129 Skyview Dr
Fancy Gap, VA 24328

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the backpacks still going to Appalachia?

Yes, most of the backpacks are used in the Appalachian region of Virginia through local SBCV churches serving impoverished communities. Additionally, SBCV church plants may apply to receive backpacks for ministry use.

Why is the backpack content specific?

This is a best practice gained from learned experience. Having a general guideline for contents helps ensure that children receive equitable gifts.


Brad Russell

Missions Strategist



Christina Garland

Administrative Assistant for Church Engagement and Mobilization