This Twist On A Free Book Box Needs To Spread, Everywhere

by Sarah Hosseini

Blessing boxes are popping up all over the country

A small giving movement is having a large impact on neighborhoods and communities across the country. Blessing boxes are like little pantries; they’re filled with non-perishable food, everyday essentials, and hygiene products for those in need. The best part — they’re available to any person, whenever they need it. The blessing boxes work off the premise that you give blessings when you can, and take blessings when you need them.

They’re popping up in people’s yards, churches, and in front of businesses. They’re a lot like those little free library boxes sans the books. You can build one using any materials you want, but with one big caveat: no locks. The box has to be open to anyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People have been snapping pictures of their blessing boxes and posting them on social media. Not only are they inspiring, but it’s cool to see how creative people are getting with them.

This blessing box selfie with a thumbs up could bring a smile to anyone’s face.

A lot of blessings packed in this cabinet!

They’re all so different and beautiful in their own way.

#blessingbox on Belmont NW in Warren Ohio…

Please give! Please take! Be blessed

— Thubten Tashi (@thubten_tashi) October 19, 2016

All of the boxes are a reminder that even when our problems seem so big and overwhelming, there is always something you can do to help. It doesn’t matter how small your action is, it can really make a huge difference in someone’s life. Would we all love to solve world hunger? Yes. Would we all love every kid in the world to grow up unburdened by poverty and have equal opportunity? Yes. Will either of those things ever happen? I don’t know, but I have hope and these boxes are a great start.