- Baptist Global Response cares about people and we like to connect people who care with people in need! Through our Hospice Kits (formerly called “In-Home Care Kits), we have involved churches around the U.S. in meeting the critical needs of people overseas in the last stages of terminal illness. For the last three years, BGR has sent nearly 5,000 of these “buckets of love” to countries like Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho and South Africa where AIDS/HIV has crippled populations and in many cases, wiped out communities.
BGR is re-launching this project in October and our focus is on Texas. We have set a goal of 10,000 Hospice Kits by the end of 2013. We need your help in meeting this challenge. Of course, even though we are focusing on Texas as a model, we are hoping that churches all over the U.S. will participate in this project!
BGR wants churches and associations all over Texas to participate in this project and be the “model” of what we want to do in every state in the U.S. Our Texas Coordinators for this project are Franklin and Paula Kilpatrick. Phone: (713) 472-6571 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are in Houston and are available to come to your church and speak about the Hospice Kit Campaign. Just give them a call for more information.
How you can participate?
There are so many ways for you to be involved.
"What is a Hospice Kit?"
The BGR Hospice Kit is a compilation of medical and hygiene supplies to help those with terminal illnesses. Items in this kit will make the caregivers’ tasks much easier, but more importantly, will ease the suffering of the ones affected by the illness.
BGR’s Hospice Kit meets a profound need overseas, and humanitarian workers are asking for more of them than ever!
To date, more than 4,700 kits have been sent to South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Guinea and Niger.
We have set a goal of 10,000 by the end of 2013. We’re going to really need your help to reach that goal!
By putting together at least one kit, you will help provide a physical and spiritual touch to those in sub-Saharan Africa who are dying from AIDS and other illnesses. Our local partners in Africa will distribute the buckets in a way that gives dignity and hope to each family receiving a kit.
How it works
A church or group decides how many kits they want to pack and then mobilizes members to collect the items needed. Often they enjoy packing the kits together. One of the Hospice Kit “champions” (listed below) ships the completed kits to A&O Services, which handles the overseas delivery. Once a container-load of kits is ready to go, BGR takes care of getting them overseas and in the hands of those who need them.
A variety of promotional materials you may print and use in your church or group are available below.
Thank you for connecting with people in need!