Operation Christmas Child Christmas Shoeboxes now available in the sanctuary!
HOW TO PHYSICALLY PACK A BOX
1. Take an OCC Shoebox from the sanctuary or use a standard size shoebox from home.
2. Select Items for a Boy or a Girl. Some ideas:
- Toys: a doll, stuffed animal, deflated soccer ball with a pump, yoyo, harmonica, toy car
- Hygiene Items: toothbrush, hairbrush, combs, washcloth, bar of soap
- School Supplies: pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, pencil sharpener, erasers, solar calculators
- Accessories: jewelry, flashlights (with extra batteries), socks, sunglasses
DO NOT INCLUDE: USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS, TOOTHPASTE, LIQUIDS OR LOTIONS, MEDICATIONS OR VITAMINS, BREAKABLE ITEMS OR GLASS CONTAINERS, AEROSOL CANS, SEEDS, FOOD, OR WAR-RELATED ITEMS.
3. Pray for the child(ren) who will receive the box(es).
- Include a personal note and a photo if you wish
4. Donate $9 per Box to Cover Shipping & Project Costs
- Give by check by using the postage paid envelope (inside each shoebox)
- Or Give Online and Follow Your Box
5. Drop Off Your Shoebox
- Make sure the box is labeled for a Boy or a Girl & the age range is selected
- Return the box to Christ Church by November 15th, November 22nd at the latest.
If you miss bringing the box in to church by Nov. 22, you will need to bring the box to Church on the Sound Nov. 23, before a big truck leaves the area with the shoeboxes.
If you would like to pack a shoebox but are unable to come to the church building to pick up a box, or you are willing to take boxes to people, please contact our OCC 2020 organizer – Andrea Hank.
HOW TO VIRTUALLY PACK A BOX
1. Go to Build Your Shoebox Online page.
2. Choose “Start Building” or “Build it for Me”
- If you choose “Start Building,” you will select Boy or Girl and then follow the prompts to select items to place inside the box.
- If you choose “Build it for Me,” you will go to the last page where you have the option to add a pamphlet for an additional fee or simply pay the base rate.
Virtually packing a box costs $25.00; $9.00 is for shipping and project costs, $16.00 is for all the goodies being packed inside the box.
“For 25 years the Samaritan’s Purse project of Operation Christmas Child has touched countless lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ–made known around the world through simple shoebox gifts. Through these gifts children across the globe learn about God’s love and the love and generosity of His people.”
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