Distribution Deadlines

Putting Prayers to Action Ministries does three to four major distributions to the  Appalachian region each year, for Easter, for Back-to-School, for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Please follow the guidelines for each distribution as they differ according to the time of the year when they occur.  – Please feel free to ship earlier than the deadlines.
Putting Prayers to Action also does a monthly local distribution.  So we accept the items all year. 

Deadline for the Easter Distribution is March 6
  • Boys need pants and SHORT-SLEEVED shirts in sizes 2T through 16.
  • Girls need solid color or floral patterned SHORT-SLEEVED dresses, and SLIPS, in sizes 2T through 16. (No skull patterns please)
  • Putting Prayers to Action also accepts girls pants, (not shorts)
  • PLEASE don’t forget to mark the size on each garment.

Deadline for the Back-to-School Distribution is June 15
  • SHORT SLEEVES on the garments please.
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make.

Deadline for the Thanksgiving Distribution is October 15
  • Coats, sweaters, ponchos and knit sets are shipped in the Thanksgiving distribution.
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make.

Deadline for the Christmas Distribution is November 15
  • LONG SLEEVES ONLY on garments for Christmas,
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make.

In addition to clothing, girls and boys receive shoes, winter coats, personal care kits and a variety of other items. For the personal care kits, please include only the Contents for the Personal Care Kits listed on this website. We buy 4 oz. shampoo for $0.65, so if you would prefer to save on shipping, include a check for the shampoo and we will purchase it. Should you wish to make any bags for the personal care kits, the Pattern for the Personal Care Kit Bag  is on this website.
Please Note:  Those who belong to AARP can ship via UPS and get a 5% discount.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Distribution 2016 Totals   Thank you!
723 boys complete outfits
1059 girls complete outfits
37 infant and toddler outfits
2057 care kits
1582 pair of shoes
2233 Christmas blessing bags
30 tons of food
2 tons of food blessing in a backpack
12 tons of paper products and diapers