Big Giveaway

Thousands of students from all over the world move to College Station each year. We want to love our neighbors through generous hospitality and genuine welcome. Below are instructions for international students. To volunteer or donate towards the Giveaway, please see our Volunteer page.

biggiveaway@grace-bible.org

BIG GIVEAWAY 2024

 

 

Welcome! We are glad you are here. If you are a NEW student arriving in Summer or Fall 2024 with furniture or household needs, please join us on Friday, August 16 to register in-person for the Big Giveaway and to attend the Big Party. Please check back here for event times and additional details!

Our 2024 Big Giveaway will include a chance to register for items such as: a desk with a chair, a lamp, a bike, or a vacuum. We will also have small kitchen appliances (like a blender, a rice cooker, or microwave) or boxed sets of bakeware/cookware. These items will all be in “new” or “like new” condition.

See here for a list of items that will be available at this year’s Giveaway! Each student will be able to register for one large + one small item OR two small items.

 

August 16th: Time 5-9 PM | Big Giveaway Registration & Big Party

 

Registration: Grace Bible Church Anderson - 700 Anderson Street

Please come Friday, August 16th to 700 Anderson Street to register for your furniture/household goods to be delivered on Saturday, August 17th. Registration begins at 5pm. Doors will not open before 4:30pm.

 

Big Party: Anderson Park - 701 Anderson Street

The night before the Big Giveaway will feature a party in the parking lot of 701 Anderson Street where students can meet other arriving students, enjoy good food from around the world, and talk with International Student groups. Everyone is welcome! 

 

August 17th: 9am - 12pm - Big Giveaway Deliveries

Delivery: A volunteer will contact you on the morning of Saturday, August 17th to let you know when they are on their way to deliver your items. Please have someone at home to receive the items as we cannot leave the items outside.  

 

TRANSPORTATION: For Registration & the Big Party

There are two Texas A&M bus routes that get to Registration and the Big Party: 26 (Rudder) and 27 (Ring Dance).  Times vary with all buses, so please check schedules ahead of time. At the Big Party on Friday night (see paragraph above), there will be sign-ups for getting rides back home that night.

 

Big Giveaway 2024 Partners

Central Church

Declaration Church

Faith Bible Church

Restoration Church

South Asian Fellowship

OnRamp

Bridges International

Westminster Presbyterian Church

RUF International

The Sleep Station

Jarrad and Elisha McLeod Class of 2003 and 2006.

Antioch Community Church

International Student Connection