BIG GIVEAWAY- COVID CHANGES

As with everything in 2020, the Big Giveaway has had to shift in how it helps international students establish their new home in Bryan/College Station.  Below are changes for students, volunteers, and urgent needs we have right now.

At Grace, we want to love our neighbors as ourselves, just as Jesus has commanded us. The Big Giveaway is more than just a furniture giveaway; it is an opportunity to share Christ-like love by stewarding our blessings and engaging our international community well. Our hope is that the Big Giveaway is a catalyst for us to know our neighbors so that the nations may know Jesus.

biggiveaway@grace-bible.org

 

URGENT NEEDS:

  • Volunteers - Hosts to make deliveries on your own time, and help Sat, Aug 22, 8am-Noon on our BIG DELIVERY day.  To help, please complete the Big Giveaway 2020 Volunteer Form

  • Donation of Requested Items (please email BigGiveaway@grace-bible.org to donate any of the following items).  Note: we are not taking donations of any other items.  We need:

    • Bikes

    • Blenders

    • Bookshelves

    • Desks

    • Desk chairs

    • Dining tables and chairs

    • Kitchen towels

    • Microwaves

    • Rice cookers

    • Vacuums

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Sign-ups for items are now closed.  Our Big Giveaway 2020 “Contact Free Delivery” sign-up received a high volume of requests for furniture and household goods, and all of our donated inventory has been allocated to about 300 students who signed up this summer. We are currently in the process of arranging those deliveries and we greatly appreciate your patience.

If you have already filled out a “Contact Free Delivery” form, then you should hear from a Big Giveaway volunteer in the coming weeks to arrange your drop off.  Because of the large volume of requests, it will take us a few weeks to complete these drop-offs/deliveries. We will do everything we can to complete these deliveries as soon as possible and provide you with your requested items (according to availability and donated items storage inventory). We appreciate your understanding and plan to have all items to students by Aug 31.

​If you have any questions or concerns about your future delivery, please email the Big Giveaway Team at biggiveaway@grace-bible.org.

 

FOR VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS:

We need your help to make deliveries!  A truck is NOT needed: many students received bigger furniture items from us last year and are now requesting smaller items that would easily fit in a car, like bakeware sets, lamps, and blenders.  Would you like to help drop off household items and/or furniture to one of our international student neighbors?  You can arrange this on your own time, arranging a time that works best for you and the student.  Please fill out this form: Big Giveaway 2020 Volunteer Form

 

SAT, AUG 22 - We will host a BIG DELIVERY day, 8am-Noon, to get items to students and empty the storage units.  We will need delivery drivers (using your own car, SUV, or truck) and loaders / unloaders at our units and student homes.  To help, please fill out the Volunteer Form above.  

 

Our storage is full.  We are ONLY accepting donations of a few specific items that match our list of requests.  If you have one of the items below, please email the Big Giveaway Team at biggiveaway@grace-bible.org to get information on how to deliver or drop off these items.  Because we are in the process of making 300 deliveries to students, we are unable to do donation pick-ups at this time. We appreciate your understanding as we direct our pick-up/delivery resources toward serving international students during these final few weeks of the Big Giveaway delivery period.  

 

Seeking donations of:

  • Bikes
  • Blenders

  • Bookshelves

  • Desks

  • Desk chairs

  • Dining tables and chairs

  • Kitchen towels

  • Microwaves

  • Rice cookers

  • Vacuums

Thank you again for helping us engage our international community with Christ-like love!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: biggiveaway@grace-bible.org