Children’s Ministries is honored to be a part of Operation Christmas Child, which is a very special mission
project we hold close to our hearts. This project brings hope and joy to children in desperate situations
around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for
individuals of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands on mission project that reaches out to needy
children, while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas- Jesus Christ, God’s Greatest Gift.
Join us and bring your shoeboxes on Sunday, November 8th. Designated containers will be placed in the
Children’s Ministries Lobby beginning October 26th, for anyone who will be unable to come on
Each child who wants to participate should:
1. Wrap a shoebox (lid separately) at home.
2. Fill it with gifts (see suggestions listed below).
3. Enclose $7.00 or more in the attached envelope and put it inside your box to help cover shipping and other costs.
Checks are recommended and should be made payable to Samaritan’s Purse. If you are packing more than one box,
one combined donation is acceptable.
4. Put a rubber band around the box.
5. Place the label provided on top of the shoebox (being sure to check the appropriate box).
6. Bring your shoebox to Church on November 8th.
Suggested Shoebox Items:
Toys: Small Stuffed Animals, Small Dolls, Small Cars, Balls, Jacks, Toys that light up or make noise (please
include some extra batteries), Slinky, Kazoos, Harmonicas, Yo-Yos, Small Etch A Sketch.
School Supplies: Pens, Pencils and Sharpeners, Crayons, Markers, Stamps and Ink Pad Sets, Coloring Books,
Writing Pads or Paper, Solar Calculators.
Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Mild Bar Soap (in plastic bag), Comb, Washcloth, etc.
Misc.: Hard Candy, Lollipops, Mints, Gum, Sunglasses, Flashlights (with extra batteries), Ball Caps, Socks, Hair
Clips, Watches, Small Picture Books.
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and
address, the child who receives your box may write you back.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:
LIQUIDS, GLASS WAR-RELATED TOYS, OPEN CONTAINERS, USED ITEMS, PERISHABLES, OR BREAKABLE ITEMS.
We hope your family will want to participate in this wonderful world wide mission’s project. We are sure
that these boxes will brighten the lives of the children who receive them. Thank you for helping us share
the love of Jesus Christ.
In His Service,
Director of Weekday & Childcare