Shoe Box Ministry
A Little info about Operation Christmas Child/Shoe Box Ministry
Q. WHAT IS THE MISSION OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD?
A. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
A. Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham.
Each year we pack shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child. You can help by dropping off any of the items below to our church. We collect items all year long.
In November we pack the shoeboxes and prepare them for shipment to Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child. They will distribute the shoe boxes to children all over the world.
You could also help with shipping costs. It will cost $7 per shoebox to get the shoe box to the child it was packed for. Any amount donated will help. Thank you!
These can be the shoe box size, plastic ones you can buy at numerous stores for $1 each or cardboard shoe boxes from shoes you have purchased.
small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise(with extra batteries), Slinky etc.
pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A PERSONAL NOTE
In a separate envelope, 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 may write back.)
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans
To learn more visit: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/