BIG GIVEAWAY

At Grace, we want to love our neighbors as ourselves, just as Jesus has commanded us. The Big Giveaway 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. Below are instructions for both international students and then volunteers.

biggiveaway@grace-bible.org

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Welcome! We are glad you are here. If you are a NEW student arriving in Summer or Fall 2021 with furniture or household needs, please email the Big Giveaway Team at biggiveaway@grace-bible.org. We will do our best to help!  We currently have limited items. 

 

Here is a breakdown of what events take place with the Big Giveaway:

August 27th: 6pm-9pm - Big Party

Anderson Park - 900 Anderson St.

The night before the Big Giveaway will feature a party in Anderson Park where students can meet other arriving students, enjoy good food from around the world, and talk with International Student groups. Everyone is welcome! International students will also register at this event for furniture at the Big Giveaway Aug 28th.

 

August 28th: 7am-3pm - Big Giveaway

Grace Bible Church - 701 Anderson St.

Students will shop for small items (bikes, vacuums,lamps, rice cookers, blenders, microwaves). Items are first come, first serve. We will have very limited furniture items that students will register for at the Big Party Aug 27th (see above).  We will deliver all furniture and household items to students’ new homes!

 

 

FOR VOLUNTEERS / DONATIONS:

Thank you for your interest in welcoming our new international friends by helping them establish their new home among our community! These events rely heavily on volunteers; if interested in helping, please click here for volunteer sign up for any/all of these events (listed below)! More information on these events can be found on the volunteer sign up.

July 30th: 6pm-8:30pm - Unit Inventory Day

Morningstar Storage 10099 SH 30, College Station (near Central Church)

 

July 30th: 5:30-8:30pm and July 31st 8:30-11am - Pickup International Student Items

Morningstar Storage 10099 SH 30, College Station (near Central Church)

 

August 14th: 8am-12pm - Early Delivery Day

Morningstar Storage 10099 SH 30, College Station (near Central Church)

 

August 22nd: 1:30-4pm - Big Move

Morningstar Storage to Grace Bible Church - 701 Anderson St.

 

August 24-26th: 9am-4pm - Big Sort

Grace Bible Church - 701 Anderson St.

 

August 27th: 6-9pm-  Big Party 

Anderson Park - 900 Anderson St.

 

August 28th: 7am-3pm - Big Giveaway

Grace Bible Church - 701 Anderson St.

  

 

DONATIONS: Based on an abundance of items and the evolving needs of students, we are limiting what items we are receiving to the following. A majority of students are specifically requesting the following: 

  • Bikes

  • Vacuums

  • Lamps

  • Rice cookers

  • Blenders

  • Microwaves

  • Desks (small)

  • Desk chairs

  • Kitchen tables/sets (small)

 

New or new-ish items are always preferred; this is like a housewarming party for our students, and we want to welcome them well with high quality items!

 

*If you have items not listed above and question if they would be needed or accepted as a donation, please email biggiveaway@grace-bible.org before bringing items to a scheduled receiving time*

 

RECEIVING TIMES:  We will receive all donations at our storage facilities at Morningstar Storage (10099 SH 30, College Station, near Central Church) on the following dates:

  • July 2021

    • Fri, July 30 | 6-8pm

    • Sat, July 31 | 9-11am

 

If you cannot make our scheduled receiving times, we are happy to recommend several donation options with our community partners as an alternative. In the meantime, please do NOT bring items to our church campuses.

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: biggiveaway@grace-bible.org