Last year our packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child was so successful. We were able to fill and send 300 boxes. Our goal for this year is optimistic. We would like to try to push that limit to 450 boxes and raising $4500 for this year. To do this efficiently and to provide consistent quality boxes, we are reaching out to you with specific items we would like to include.
The list we are providing does not restrict what you can provide in your own personal boxes. These boxes greatly bless the recipients with not only needed and appreciated gifts, but also with the Gospel which changes not only their lives, but the lives of their parents and communities. It also blesses us as a church family to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of others around the world.
There is a collection box in the church vestibule along with a donation collection box and poster indicating our updated progress in collecting these items. We will also include monthly updates via email and in the bulletin to keep you apprised of our progress. The packing party will be November 10, after church. We would love for you to join us. Bring your own lunch and help pack shoeboxes.
How you can help us reach our goal:
- Check out the attached list. Take a picture of it and keep it on your phone; or attach it to your refrigerator.
- Many of you might have contacts, corporations and businesses that might be able to donate items.
- As you shop, you may see sales and clearance events where you can pick up some items as you go.
- You can also make financial donations. The cost of shipping for each box is $9.00.
God bless you as you bless these children with the ministry of Operation Christmas Child!
Any questions, please contact Linda Jensen at Hanlinjens@optonline.net.