Many Youth Groups, FFA, Scouts and Church Groups have Food Drives and donate to us. Canned food, peanut butter, back packs, Christmas and Easter bags for the kids, hygiene items and more. Contact Tina for the items needed the most at the time of your drive. Our Facebook page is a great place to get all the latest information.
Christmas and Easter Bags: We deliver thousands of Christmas and Easter gift bags to children in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia, as well as shipping them to needy Ministries for the children.
Homeless Ministry: Personal Hygiene Items, Canned food with pull tops, Vienna Sausages, beanie weenies, fruit cups, pudding cups, candy, napkins, utensils, Gloves, Toboggans, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleep Mats, Gospel Tract, Razor, Deodorant, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes & Hand Sanitizer, first aid packs. Clothing items needed for the Homeless, NEW ONLY, Packs of underwear Men & Women all sizes, Packs of Socks all sizes. See Homeless Ministry page for more info.
Nonperishable Food Box: Bottled water, Canned soups, Canned meats, Pasta & Spaghetti sauce, Macaroni and Cheese Crackers, Powdered milk, Box instant potatoes, Box instant oats, Dry cereal, Peanut butter & Jelly
Back-to-School packs: Paper, pencils, erasers, pen, glue, scissors, ruler, crayons, notebooks, etc. Let children and youth become involved in the project by packing and placing them in a gallon zip lock bag. Talk to a local school teacher for ideas on what your school pack should contain. You may want to place a suggested age or grade on the outside of the pack. Include a New Testament in each pack.
Toys: Cars, coloring books, balls, bible cards, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, figures, etc. Any items needing batteries need to have them included.
Candy and Snacks: Candy, lollipops, gum, cookies, trail mix, beef jerky. No homemade items please and no items containing Peanuts.
Other Items: Gloves, toboggan, socks, ball caps, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights
Baby Packs: Baby food, formula, baby cereal, Disposable Diapers Size 3 & 4, Baby wipes, Pacifier, Baby gowns, Baby booties, Baby care items, shampoo, Baby brush, etc. Receiving blankets, Cloth diapers. Include a New Testament in a Modern translation and other Literature for new moms
Family Hygiene Packs: Bars of soap & Wash cloth, Shampoo Deodorant, Lotion, Toothpaste & Toothbrush, Mouthwash, Comb/hair brush, Toilet Paper, New underclothes/socks (please identify size), etc. Please do not use travel or sample size items. Place these items in a large zip-lock bag for distribution. Include a gospel tract and/or New Testament.
Clothing for boys: Jeans may be purchased for the boys. Outfits consisting of pants, shirt, briefs, t-shirts and socks. Sizes Newborn to 18 yrs old. Gospel Tracts can be printed online free for kids. Place these items in a large zip-lock bag with age for distribution.
Clothing for girls: Outfits for girls include a dress or jumper, pants or jeans, blouse, slip, little crocheted purse, tights or socks. Undies, hair bow, bracelet and barrettes. Sizes Newborn to 18 yrs old. Gospel Tracts can be printed online free for kids. Place these items in a large zip-lock bag with age for distribution.
The Coat Fund: Coats are $25 and purchased through the Ministry with donated funds. Please indicate Coat Fund on your donation.
The Shoe Fund: Shoes are $18 a pair. We like to provide a new pair of shoes with their new outfits. Please indicate Shoe Fund on your donation.
Extreme Coupons: If any of you do the extreme coupons, please keep us in mind! We are in need of shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, deodorants, razors, cleaning supplies, dish liquid, ramen noodles, pasta, etc. We accept opened diapers packs, that your baby can’t wear.
Food Boxes: They need to be around 13 X 12 X 10, with lid.
Local Business can order bulk supplies: If you are want to order cleaning supplies or paper products for us, and they will deliver them. Tell them you are ordering for Putting Prayers to Action – Tina Decker Superior One Source (270) 259-9680
To order Gospel tracts or if your church has some they wish to donate, we would greatly appreciate them. Every box we fix, every bag we give, every personal hygiene pack we fix has a Gospel Tract in it. If only one accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior, it is well worth the cost & effort. The only request: They must have the Sinners Prayer or Plan of Salvation in them. ORDER TRACKS
Pallet & dock receiving is available for large donations.
Contact us if you would like to become a Volunteer, donate monthly, start a food or diaper drive. People to sort items – People to inventory – People to fold newsletters – Stuff envelopes – Bag pasta – Assemble personal hygiene bags – Pickups – Deliveries – There are many crafts & small task that you can do from the comfort of your home.
EXPENSES: Many people don’t think of the expense that it takes for each trip. Below is calculated expense of the ministry. $200.00 monthly. Insurance on trailers & Of Course the unexpected
$250.00 monthly OFFICE EXPENSE. Vast Email Service: $30.00, Ministry Phone bill: $150.00, Printing: $75.00 (newsletter printing donated Praise God) Postage: $175.00, DVD Editing Software: $15.00, Copy Paper: $12.00, Tracts: $50.00
Monthly Load Pickups Fuel: $100-$300.00 (average 3-5 pickups) Average $225.00. Monthly Food & Supply Cost: Average $400.00 MONTHLY EXPENSE: (Not counting Mission Trip Months added Expense) $1,582.00
We are not funded by any group or organization. We provide the food & supplies to every family & ministry Free of charge. Even though we may purchase many of the items. We are asking to Please, prayerfully consider becoming a faithful monthly sponsor of Putting Prayers to Action. We thank each individual, church, or business that has given a one time donation, we greatly appreciate your support!
We have Ministry Packets to present to your Church or Group. Please contact us for more info.
We Praise God for everything that Tender Loving Care Ministries of Maryland has done for our children. We have been able to reach so many more children in Eastern Kentucky, Virginia & locally. Even though many miles separate us, we knew God would eventually bring the ministries together. We will be able to join TLC in August for their Mission Trip. We are excited to be part of what God is doing in and through this ministry.
If this ministry has blessed your child with one of their homemade dresses, outfits, quilts, Raggedy Ann Dolls, purses, baby blankets, etc. We would love for you to write them a letter of gratitude to let them know how they blessed your family. If you are one of our volunteers, you have seen the packages come in and how they are packaged so neatly and the love that is place in each box. If you would like to write a letter to share what a difference it makes in your part, please do so. Many times it is the small simple acts of Love and Thanks, that provides the love & encouragement, we all need from time to time. God truly not only has blessed our families & children, but He has blessed us while He provided encouragement through them. Thank you TLC for all you’ve done to help us!
We Praise God that Clarkson Baptist Church allow their children to donate their VBS Mission offerings to be given to Putting Prayers to Action. Then White Mills Baptist church not only collected school supplies, but received monetary donations for us toward this trip. One of our Homeless ministries, the River City Love Squad provided monetary support which was used for this trip. God has provided us the monetary donations we needed through many of you, we want to thank each of you for your support. We greatly appreciate it!