Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. What can you do to “Send Good News of Great Joy” this Holiday Season?
Decide on the number of shoeboxes you will pack.
Girl or boy – it’s easier to only do one – next year you could do the other.
Age groups are 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 – If this is your first time we suggest 5-9 yr. old.
Collect different items each month – see the suggested collection.
Have a collection box for drop offs.
Have storage for items collected each month.
March/April_________Girl toys/Boy toys
May/June___________Boy clothes/girl clothes
August_____________Spiral Notebook, pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, coloring book, crayons
September__________Take inventory, plan packing party
November___________Walk Down Sunday
If you are packing multiple shoeboxes, notify the OCC Shoebox Wrappers on how many shoeboxes, you will need. These are put in reserve until you ask for them.
Watch for the Dollywood Challenge in 2019.
Each shoebox collected is an opportunity to share THE GOSPEL with a child, who may have never heard it before.