Operation Christmas Child – Monthly Collections


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Each year, our church, along with our Awana program, partners with Samaritan’s Purse to pack boxes to bless children in need around the world. In the U.S. in 2017, over 9 million shoeboxes were packed.  In November of 2017, our church packed 182.  Praise God!

Here is a list of items to donate for Operation Christmas Child for the “item of the month.” However, if you see an item at a bargain price, grab it.  Place items in the trunk in the back stairway.  Thank you for your efforts each month to purchase items to benefit children around the world!

Do Not Donate:  used or damaged items, war toys, any liquids (including toothpaste), candy, food, any glass items, aerosol cans.

2018 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MONTHLY COLLECTION LIST

January & February:

  • Winter Items:  hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, socks
  • Homemade kits: fishing or sewing kits, clotheslines
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items:  toothbrushes, small tissues, mild bar soap, wash clothes, brushes/combs, fun bandaids, lip balms

March & April:

  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items:  toothbrushes, small tissues, mild bar soap, wash clothes, brushes/combs, fun bandaids, lip balms
  • Extra Accessories:  hair clips, bows or ties, girls’ bling, watches, toy jewelry, stickers, lipstick, compact mirrors, children’s underwear or shoes

May & June:

  • Summer Items:  children’s t-shirts (plain, no writing), smaller flip flops, small slip-on sandals, smaller balls, uninflated soccer balls & pumps, jump ropes, summer toys, sunglasses, hats / ball caps
  • WOW Items (fun special gifts): small cars, small dolls, small stuffed animals, small toys (puppets, trucks, small etch-a-sketch), kazoos / harmonica, yo-yos / slinkys, small lego kits, play doh, small games, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), flashlights, musical instruments, playing cards, glow sticks

July & August:

  • School Supplies: pens/pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, crayons, markers, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, small coloring / picture / sticker books, erasers, dry paint sets, scissors, glue sticks, stamps/ink pads
  • WOW Items (fun special gifts): small cars, small dolls, small stuffed animals, small toys (puppets, trucks, small etch-a-sketch), kazoos / harmonica, yo-yos / slinkys, small lego kits, play doh, small games, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), flashlights, musical instruments, playing cards, glow sticks

September & October:

  • We will let you know what items are still needed!

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Operation Christmas Child Packing Party:

Mark your Calendar for Saturday, November 10, 2018. We’ll work together to pack boxes full of all these items including the Good News of Christ which go to children all over the world.

 

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