Operation Christmas Child 2009

How can I help?

This Sunday is our final collection day for the Junior High Sunday School's Operation Christmas Child project.  We've collected over 50 empty shoe-boxes, but now we need to fill them with toys, school supplies and personal hygiene products for boys and girls!

If you'd like to help us, please bring your donation this Sunday and place it in the gift-wrapped box in the Narthex.  Toys can include balls, dolls, cars and picture books (but please no war related items).  Any non-liquid school supplies and hygiene products (mild soap bars, toothbrushes etc.) are also welcome.
 
These boxes will be collected at a distribution center this week and then processed to be sent to needy children around the world.  Each box costs $7 to send.  If you're family would like to adopt-a-box, Operation Christmas Child offers specialized tracking this year if you donate online at their EZ-PAY site.  You can help us by printing this special label and bringing it to church.  Old-fashioned donations are also accepted.

The junior-high will pack the boxes with the church family's gifts this Sunday during Sunday School time.

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What is Operation Christmas Child?

    Since 1993 an organization called Samaritan's Purse has conducted Operation Christmas Child, a massive collection of hand-delivered shoe box gifts, that has affected the lives of over 69 million children in over 130 countries.

    If you'd like to learn more about Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child you can visit their website at: