Give & Go Boxes

Pack a Box... for Local Ministries

For several years, Watermark filled shoeboxes for those in need overseas. But even though we loved those opportunities, we long wondered if we could serve people a little closer to home, through relationships we already have.

So we built that opportunity. This year, boxes go to our Ministry Partners and those they serve. That means you've got options, and local people get the blessing of a box packed just for them. And because these ministries are local, you can "follow your box" and serve!

Fill a Box

Boxes for Brother Bill's, Buckner, Act, and Cornerstone Crossroads Academy now due by Tuesday, Dec. 10 (originally Dec. 8).

If you are unable to bring them over the weekend of Dec. 7 & 8, please drop off your boxes in the blue bin in the Town Center no later than Tuesday, Dec. 10.

All other Give & Go Boxes due by Sunday, December 15th.

  • Get your white box AND ministry-specific packing list from Watermark (during weekend worship services).
  • Each flier has unique instructions and a unique packing list - be sure to read the directions!
  • Deliver your box to the ministry, or bring it to Watermark during worship services through Sunday morning, Dec. 15.

Help Distribute & Collect Boxes

We need your help to pass out boxes & fliers, answer questions, and collect boxes!

When: During each worship service through Dec. 15
Who: All ages (little kids welcome with an adult)

We also need people to help load boxes on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Sign up for either opportunity by clicking here

Tips & Ideas

Get the most out of your Give & Go Boxes experience!

Put the box together easily...

  1. "Open" the folded box so it's a rectangular frame
  2. On the bottom (with the four flaps), fold the larger flaps in FIRST
  3. Fold the smaller flaps in, and tuck the tabs into the slots on the larger flaps
  4. The other side is the top of the box - fold it down (but don't seal your box before you turn it in)

Disciple your kids...

If you have kids, this a great chance to teach them about serving! Click here for a discipleship guide.

Follow your box...

One of the best things about giving boxes locally is the chance to "follow the box" and serve! Many of our Ministry Partners have opportunities to serve this season, and all of them have chances for involvement in 2020. The Give & Go Box fliers will give you more info!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we doing Give & Go Boxes instead of Operation Christmas Child?

We certainly wouldn't discourage anyone from serving with Operation Christmas Child, and there are many places around town to do that. It's a great ministry.

But we love the opportunity to serve locally! We want to bless our ministry partners through gifts for those they serve and other helpful items. Hundreds of local people in the DFW area will be reminded that they are loved and cared about this holiday season because of the Give & Go Boxes!

This method also gives our people the opportunity to come face-to-face with the ministries and people who receive their boxes. We love that!

Do I have to use the boxes provided by Watermark?

Yes! This helps ensure we can effectively get boxes to Ministry Partners, that they can effectively organize and distribute them, and that what people receive is roughly the same.

Do I have to stick to the item list on the flyer?

Yes! Ministries have identified specific items they need. We want to help them in the ways that help best. (In many cases, though, the flyer will indicate that you can use your creativity to buy gifts along the lines of the examples in the list. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully!)

Can I build more than one box?

Absolutely! Just please only pick up flyers for boxes you intend to build.

How much does it cost?

This is another advantage over sending boxes overseas: there's very little transportation cost! So we're simply asking for $1 to cover the cost of the box itself. You can bring it when you get the box, or bring it to us before Dec. 15.

Should I bring the box to Watermark or take it to the Ministry Partner?

Either is great with us. BUT, if your flyer indicates that your Ministry Partner can take a drop-off, we would highly encourage it! This is a great way to meet them face-to-face, see their building, and perhaps even serve with the ministry.

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