It's time for Operation Christmas Child, when each of us is given the opportunity to demonstrate Christ's love by packing and sending gift filled shoe boxes to children in need. For those of you who don't have any empty shoe boxes, or don't like gift wrapping, you'll be able to build your own colorful shoeboxes by using the supplies found on the table in the church lobby. Feel free to take as many boxes as you'll need. Packed shoe boxes are due in the church lobby no later than Sunday, November 18, 2012.
First print the instructions and box labels here. Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child whowill receive your gift.
2. BOY OR GIRL?
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.
3. FILL WITH GIFTS
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page.
4. INCLUDE YOUR DONATION
Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our EZGIVE option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.
5. DROP OFF
Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop off at the church lobby, no later than November 13, 2011.