We are kicking off the NHPBC Operation Christmas Child Drive with an optimistic goal of raising $4,000 and packing 300 boxes at our church packing party on November 11, 2018. This is in addition to the boxes you are blessed to contribute individually or as a family.
At last year’s packing party, we were able to fill and send 115 boxes. So, our goal for this year is to try to push that limit. To do this efficiently and to provide fairly consistent quality boxes, we are reaching out to you early 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 a church family to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of others around the world.
We plan to provide a collection area in the church vestibule along with a donation collection box, poster indicating our updated progress in collecting these item. We will also include a monthly update here and in the bulletin to keep you apprised of our progress.
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.