Operation Christmas Child
Christmas in July? Time to begin thinking about shoeboxes!
We partner each November with the Samaritan’s Purse organization to provide Christmas gifts to children living in desperate situations around the world. Church members individually purchase gifts – fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies – and pack them in provided empty shoeboxes and return the shoebox gifts to church by late November.
Stores are selling school supplies cheaply. They have spiral notebooks for 25 cents and Crazy Art crayons for 25 cents and 36 Ticonderoga pencils for $1 at Walmart. Also other stores have similar sales. Please shop now for these items. If you don't want to store them till the packing party, contact Linda Nelson to arrange to get them from you.
The shoebox gifts from our church family are added to those collected nationwide, with a goal of sending more than 12 million to the world’s forgotten children.
For more on the Samaritan’s Purse organization, please click here: www.samaritanspurse.org