We are collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for shoeboxes will be the end of second service on November 20th. If you are not familiar with the ministry, check out www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/ or call Pam Denniston at 692.5761.
We have provided resources below to assist you in packing your shoebox(s). In addition, brochures and supplies are available on the narthex table at the church. Please help us meet our goal of 150 boxes!
Not sure what to place in your shoebox? No problem. Samaritans Purse and Scotty McCreery have put together the following video to help you pack!
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy0, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. A coloring sheet is provided below for children to fill out. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food, out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Have your kids color and fill out this two sided page that will tell the child receiving the shoebox a little information about them.
Need labels for your shoebox(s)? Look no further, we’ve provided labels for you right here. Simply download, print, and tape to box!