That means it’s time to complete the shoebox packing project we started back in January! This year my husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary so we have committed to packing 40 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child (OCC)!
Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, OCC is a wonderful way to share love with children around the world who live in difficult situations. It’s the power of a simple gift. We just fill a shoebox with things a child can use – bar of soap, toothbrush, washcloth, crayons, pencils, notepad, socks, a small stuffed toy, yo-yo, ball or other toys, etc.
For me the fun begins in January when I buy Christmas items on clearance. All year I add to the stash as each holiday goes by. I also ask our grandchildren to participate and this year our oldest granddaughter donated several hats that she knit on a loom, and our oldest grandson made loom band bracelets for each child as well.
We’d like to invite YOU to join with us and pack a box for the first time, or add one more box to the number you were going to do to help us celebrate! All the information you need to know is here
We’d love to see a picture of your packed box, too! Please share it with us on our Facebook page
When your shoe box gift is packed and ready to go, you can drop it off locally …
Weds Nov 12 – at the MOMs Club Vendor Fair being held at our new church location at 220 Campbelltown Road, Palmyra
Sun Nov 23 – at our current location, Palmyra Brethren in Christ Church, 616 W Main Street, Palmyra PA. Join us at 8am, 9:30am or 11:00 for an OCC Shoebox Celebration in all three services, with the children participating
or check here for a drop-off location in your area.
If you have any questions or need shoeboxes, just message me on Facebook, I’ll be glad to help!