Sunday, November 6, 2011

Operation Christmas Child!

Our church has been collecting tons of boxes for Operation Christmas Child! You still have time to participate! National Collection is November 14- 21.

Be sure to check out the Samaritan's Purse website to find out how to pack a shoebox and the drop-off locations. You can search for drop-off locations near you here! I know that Lifeway Christian bookstores are taking them up during this time as well.

Shoebox Packing:
Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.

Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page.

Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation” option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.

Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop off at the Collection Center nearest you during our collection week, November 14-21.

The best part about it- they share the Hope of Christ with every child!

1 comment:

Deborah R said...

Our family always does this. Thanks for spreading the word about this wonderful organization.