They say big things have small beginnings.
“My wife started, and our youngest started filling a box down in Marlow, Oklahoma, and we just got to talking one day, maybe we can do more," said Moore State Senator Darrell Weaver.
The Weavers started Oklahoma Blessing Boxes, a way to network and organize boxes all over the state.
They identified more than 120.
“We wanted to find them all so we could connect them together and then find areas that might need new boxes in that area," said Dr. Kim Weaver.
Oklahoma Blessing Boxes was created in May, and since then has added 22 boxes across the state.
And these cartographers of kindness have mapped them all out on the website, so if people need supplies or want to donate, they can find the nearest one.
“I really think that coordinated effort now allows us to partner together to do the same thing on a bigger scale and affect more people along the way," said Dr. Weaver.
One of the great things about the boxes is that each community gets to take ownership of it, and the blessings, are bilateral.
“This not only blesses the people that need a meal, but this also blesses the people that come and put an item in there. And we have servant hearts in Oklahoma, I believe that with all my heart, and it’s proven again by this," said Sen. Weaver.
Non-perishable food items, gloves, hats, socks, and spiritual books are all great things to donate.
You can find more information at oklahomablessingboxes.org.