Operation Christmas Child

Each late October and early November, we kick off our mission to fill 100+ shoe boxes.

Did you know that you can change a child’s life with $20.00?? That’s about what it cost to fill a shoe box.

Wouldn’t it be great to go on a mission trip to share God’s love with needy children around the world? I sure would love to, it’s one of my life dreams. Right now my life is full of soccer games, carpooling, cleaning, cooking and laundry…..but I can send shoe boxes and still be the mom I need to be right now.

So, once again we’ll be collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Maybe you have someone on your Christmas list that doesn’t need anything. You could donate a box in their honor or give a box in memory of a loved one that loved helping kids. Don’t have $20.00 to spare, how about $7.00 to cover the cost of shipping? Donate online at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ and print out the label and bring it to church. I’ll attach it to one of the boxes and you’ll get an email informing you of the destination country of your box. Don’t have $7.00 to spare, write a note to put in a box and pray for the child that receives the box.

We also collect items for the boxes: soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, pencils, pens, sharpeners, crayons, coloring books, books, small toys that will fit inside a plastic shoe box, socks, caps hair clips, hard candy, gum, etc…. and plastic shoe boxes themselves. There are lots of school supplies on clearance and candy will be on sale right after Halloween, so you can find lots of great deals. We also take any cash donations and fill a box for you.

In 2012, we filled 129 boxes!