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Donate to the Blessing Box!

The Galesburg Public Library is collecting shelf-safe materials to fill the Blessing Box located near Broad & Simmons Streets.  What is a Blessing Box? Similar to the Little Free Library movement, it is a free and open location to donate goods for others to pick up anonymously.

“Take what you need, leave what you can” is the motto of this national phenomenon, with over one dozen boxes currently within the Galesburg city limits. All are welcome to donate directly onto the box located on Broad/Simmons or inside the library at the circulation desk, now through December 29th.

Ideas of what to donate to a Blessing Box:
Food:  dry and canned goods (pull tab), peanut butter, jelly, tuna, individual snacks, beef sticks, pasta, fruit cups, juice boxes
Personal Hygiene:  toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, wipes, tampons, pads, toilet paper, towels, underwear,
Clothing:  mittens, scarves, hats, socks, hand warmers, small blankets

For a map of Galesburg area blessing boxes, visit