Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Event
Please donate small gifts including school supplies, hygiene items, and small toys to send to children in need around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Please note that toothpaste and candy may no longer be included. The donation collection process will culminate with a shoe box packing event in the Fellowship Hall Sunday, November 12, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. If you can contribute monetarily, $9 per box is needed to support shipping and other ministry costs. Donate online or by writing Operation Christmas Child in the memo field of a check payable to CUMC. Our goal this year is to pack and send 250 boxes. To learn more about the project or get small gift ideas, please visit samaritanspurse.org/occ
Please note that the age ranges for children are: 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14 years old.
- School and Craft Supplies:pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
- Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap (in plastic bag), combs, washcloths, hand towels, etc. (no toothpaste, please)
- Accessories:T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
- Toys and Games*: Soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, puppets, trucks, dolls, musical instruments, playing cards or card games.
Do Not Include: candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items, such as snow globes or glass containers; or aerosol cans.
*Remember, everything must fit into a shoe box. (Boxes are provided.)
Nine dollars ($9) is needed for each box to be shipped to the children in the US and throughout the world and support other ministry expenses. Monetary contributions can be made by earmarking checks to CUMC with “Operation Christmas Child” or by donating online at http://centreville-umc.org to “Op Christmas Child.”
*Please label donations with “Operation Christmas Child” and drop off in the CUMC office by noon November 12.