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The Havasu Blessing Box Gives Back With No Strings Attached

The Havasu Blessing Box Gives Back With No Strings Attached
Grace Usher / 26 Jun 2018 / 9 Comments » Comments

By Grace Usher

A mysterious box appeared on 100 block of Lake Havasu Avenue North with the words “Blessing Box” on the front. The box is located on the railing of the wash next to the Fire Station No. 5 and River Cities United Way.

The intention of the box is to be a central donation and receiving box for those in need. The box is unlocked and anyone who is in need may take from the box.

The developers of the box wish to remain anonymous. The Blessing Box is not associated with a nonprofit, church or organization of any kind.

Photo Courtesy: The Blessing Box

“We wanted to stay away from bureaucracies and service groups,” said the developers.

The box has been up for roughly a month and refilled by the developers at least three times.

The contents of the box have found much needed homes on multiple occasions, meaning the box’s use is being discovered.

The most consumed category of item in the box has been hygiene products as well as diapers.

For donations, the Blessing Box can hold non-perishable food items and small hygiene products. Donations are accepted at any time of day or night.

“Anything that is not going to go bad in the heat.”

The box is 3-feet tall, 2 ½-feet wide, and 1-foot deep. Clothing donations are not recommended because of the small dimensions of the box.

 

Overall, the construction of the box took two weekends and one day to install.

“It’s for someone who is having a tough month and doesn’t have something, go see if there is something in there and make your day better.”

There is no regulation of the box so the barriers of receiving necessary items are thought to be lessened. There is no stigma, process or paperwork to get what one needs.

The box is currently open for donations and retrievals.

For more information on the Blessing Box, click here.

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9 Responses to “The Havasu Blessing Box Gives Back With No Strings Attached”

  1. Georgia says:

    Wow,
    Thanks for the heads up.
    I’m sure I can put some helpful things in it.

  2. Melinda says:

    I think this is a fabulous idea! I will definitely be helping out when i come to town again! God bless you for your idea, you will be rewarded in heaven❤️

  3. Cherie says:

    Just brought tears to my eyes! Beautiful beautiful souls! This is what brings hope to the hopeless love to the unloved regained faith in humanity! My the blessing overflow and boxes such as this appear across the country!! 💕🙏🏻💕🙏🏻💕

  4. Deb says:

    Wow so cool!! There are more good than bad in this world!! Can’t wait to put stuff in it next time I’m in Lake Havasu!!!!🙄

  5. Dusty says:

    I will be stopping by to put somethings in the there. A great idea maybe we need more of these around town.

  6. Robin says:

    This is why I love this town so much. I’m so proud of where I live.. I’m going to definitely put some things in the box.. Maybe a couple of bucks too

  7. Jeanette says:

    Such a great idea! There should be a few more around town …. I would offer to donate time to help construct more 👍

  8. Sudie Storms says:

    What a beautiful idea ! I got teary eyed. ♡♡

  9. Jennifer says:

    I looked today on Lake Havasu Ave for the box and couldn’t find it! Is it on London Bridge Rd fire station?? I drove next to the station and around the back, then around the car wash and CVS and couldn’t see it??? What am I doing wrong?????

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