Loading...
Samaritan’s Purse 2021-08-03T17:49:00+00:00

Operation Christmas Child

Shoe boxes are back! Despite the pandemic, shutdowns, and online church we did over 100 boxes last year so, thank you once again to all of you who participate in this ministry.

This year we will be taking a two-pronged approach. We have just over 500 boxes that were leftover from two years ago and our goal is to fill them all. These boxes are already put together, so we don’t have to fold any this year. Yippee!

Cameron, Patience, and I went by the clubhouse last week and put some basics into the first few boxes. You will find those in the narthex, and you can take them and fill them as you like. Many of those have hair doodads in them so they’re probably best suited for girls. If you like to pack boy boxes, don’t despair, we will have some of those too.

I have ordered labels and will put them near the boxes as soon as they are in, In the meantime feel free to just write on the top of the box if it’s a girl or a boy and what age group. You can see the groups below. Once you have a completed box, bring it back to church and grab another one if you would like. The more the merrier!

In addition to the boxes in the narthex that can be packed any way you want, we will also be doing our usual packing party sometime in either October or November further details will be sent out as soon as we’ve set a date.

There are some ideas below for items to put into the boxes. And don’t forget school supplies. Each of the boxes has a pencil pack but crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, pens etc. are always great items to include.

Girl (2-4) small toys like jacks, harmonicas, jump ropes, slinky, etch –a sketch, t-shirts, socks, jewelry, sunglasses, blankets, stickers and picture books, blocks, finger puppets

Boy 2-4 small toys like jacks, harmonicas, whistles, slinky, etch–a- sketch, ball, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, blankets, stickers and picture books, blocks, finger puppets

Girl (5-9) small toys like – jacks, harmonicas, jump ropes, slinky, etch–a- sketch, yo-yo, t-shirts, silly bands, watch, socks, jewelry, sunglasses, small tools, tape measures, rulers, sewing kits, fabric squares, scissors

Boy 5-9 small toys like jacks, harmonicas, whistles, slinky, etch–a- sketch, yo-yo, ball, t-shirts, silly bands, calculator, watch, socks, sunglasses, small tools, tape measures, rulers, deflated balls with pumps and needles, scissors

Girl 10-14 small toys like – jacks, harmonicas, jump ropes, etch–a- sketch, yo-yo, t-shirts, silly bands, watch, socks, jewelry, sunglasses, t-shirts, small tools, tape measures, rulers, sewing kits, fabric squares, scissors, cards, handheld games and batteries, small craft kits

Boy 10-14 small toys like jacks, harmonicas, whistles, slinky, etch–a- sketch, yo-yo, ball, t-shirts, silly bands, watch, socks, sunglasses, small tools, tape measures, rulers, deflated balls with pumps and needles, scissors, small model kits

 

Get Connected