Operation Christmas Child
Each year we support Samaritan’s Purse Ministries through Operation Christmas Child. We collect items throughout the year and have a “Shoe Box Packing Party” each November. Everyone in the church shares in this great ministry that reaches people we would never normally come into contact with. This year the church has committed to provide soccer balls (and pumps) in each shoe box, therefore, the items we are collecting for Operation Christmas Child this year are listed below:
Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, paper, notebooks, and solar calculators.
Toothbrush, combs, brushes, washcloths, etc.
T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc.
Do Not Include:
Used or damaged items, war-related items, chocolate or food, candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, aerosol cans, toothpaste, or breakable items
And most importantly, be sure that all items can fit into a shoebox!
Items we have on hand School Supplies: 45 - Spiral notebooks 31 - Sharpened pencils 120 - Pencils (unsharpened) 1 - Mechanical pencil 100 - Pens 7 pks - Notebook paper 9 - Pencil top erasers 40 - Pencil sharpeners 2 - Glue stix 12 - Scissors 36 pks - Colored pencils 1 pk - Construction paper 47 bxs - Crayons Hygiene Items: 109 - Wash clothes 17 - Toothbrushes with cases 100 - Combs 3 - hair brushes Clothing: 2 - Medium girl t-shirts Toys and such: 1 - Bag Necklaces 1 - Necklace/bracelet set 4 - Bags Hair elastics 1 - Fashion doll 11 - Stuffed toys 1 - Box puzzle 35 - Cars/trucks 2 - Balls 4 - Jump ropes 1 - Paddle ball 17 - Color/activity books 9 - Flashlights Items that we still need 55 - Spiral notebooks 60 - pencil sharpeners 83 - toothbrushes with cases t-shirts Erasers Other small items that will fit in the boxes