Operation Christmas Child
When: Start putting together supplies now and drop your box off at the church by November 17th.
Description: Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse that helps children all over the world to celebrate Christmas, and know the reason as to why Christians do. Below are some instructions for packing a box. Shippping donations cost $9 per box.
How to Pack a Shoebox
1. Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can pick up a box at the church as well.
2. Girl or Boy?
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
3. Fill with Gifts
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Please don't pack - Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; 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.
For gift suggestions, visit this website - https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
5. Follow Your Box Labels
Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.
If you prefer to download and print basic labels, or to pick up one from the church, remember to include your $9 donation per shoebox.
Take your shoebox gift to FFC by Sunday Nov. 17th.