Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world. Every one of these shoebox gifts is an opportunity to share the gospel. In the hands of local churches, it is a powerful tool for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. You can be a part of this worldwide effort to grow the kingdom of God even in places where the gospel has never been heard. We are currently taking donations from the supply list below until we host a church-wide packing party in November. We are hoping to pack anywhere from 100 to 200 boxes depending on collected supplies. Please note, we do not need donations of shoeboxes as we will be providing matching boxes from Samaritan's Purse. Monetary gifts are also welcome.
Supply List (All donations can be placed in a collection area outside of the church office)
Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, etc.
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets
Do Not Include: Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.