Paxton’s Blessing Box (PBB) started from a simple idea that Maggie Ballard saw on social media back in August 2016. She shared the photo with her son, Paxton, then age six, and they both felt that their house would be the perfect place for a Blessing Box to fill with non-perishable food and hygiene products for those in need.
Shortly afterwards they enlisted the skills of a handy friend who built the first Blessing Box. Maggie and Paxton placed it in their front yard and panted it bright red, their favorite color. Next, they filled it with food and personal hygiene products, it’s been stocked by donations ever since. That was October 2016.
Fast forward to 2020, there are currently 75 Blessing Boxes in Kansas, and five more located in other states! Maggie and Paxton’s goal continues to be adding new PBB locations across the United States. All that is needed it the same passion and love to help feed those in need, via sponsorship of a Blessing Box.
Since starting their journey in 2016, the mother and son duo have learned that hunger is a larger issue within their own city of Wichita, KS. Through the support of the ICT community, they believe that everyone involved can make a positive change in a person’s life, ONE. BLESSING. AT. A. TIME.