Operation Christmas Child
We are partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to send Good News and Great Joy to children worldwide! We are collecting items to fill boxes to give to needy children! All Items need to be in by November 9.
Can you imagine living in a third world country and not having items that we take for granted as common, ordinary, everyday things to have like a pencil, teddy bear, or a bar of soap? Now, imagine the joy on a child’s face when they open a box filled to overflowing with these items! As we share God’s love in this way, it opens a door for us to also share God’s Word with them. Will you join us in being a part of this joyful ministry?
Our goal is for each student to be able to fill a shoe box with some of the items listed below. We are already collecting items so you may bring your items to school right away. We need all items in by November 9, so they can be received in time for Christmas!
Here’s how you can help:
- Send items that are listed below
- Donate cash to help pay for shipping and supplies
- Pray that our boxes will be a blessing and that the Gospel will go forth
Suggested items for Operation Christmas Child
- WOW! Item: Soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, doll, small musical instrument
- Toys: Matchbox car, yo-yo, jump rope, toys with lights/noise (include batteries)
- School Supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, glue sticks, paper, coloring books, solar calculators
- Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap, comb/brush, washcloth, tissues
- Accessories: T-shirt, socks, hat, sunglasses, hair clips/bows/barrettes, jewelry, watch, flashlight (with batteries), finger puppets, friendship bracelets, hard candy (no chocolate)
Please do NOT send:
Used/damaged items, war-related items (guns, knives, military figures), camouflage clothing, food (other than hard candy), liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items (snow globes, glass containers), aerosol cans.