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Rev. Allison Lundeen
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Operation Christmas ChildRemember OCC throughout the year! Drop off donations in bins located in the northwest entrance.

Old Navy $1 Flip Flops are back! May 25-26 for Old Navy cardholders, and June15 for everyone. We are looking for girls' sizes 6-8, and boys' sizes 6-9. Our preference is size 7 in black that can be unisex.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an annual giving campaign that distributes shoe-sized boxes of practical and
fun gifts to poor children globally. Individuals and families from our congregation rally, gather, and assemble these
boxes each fall.

In 2018, we packed over 500 boxes! Thanks for your support and generosity! We collect items in our year-round bin located at the northwest entrance.

Don't want to make a box but want to support Operation Christmas Child? You are welcome to make a donation. Each box costs $9.00 to ship. Make sure you indicate that it is for OCC. You can do this online.

Or visit Samaritan's Purse to find out ways to support OCC and other great projects.

 

Gift Ideas Include:

  • TOYS: balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, Slinky®, etc. Note: we are targeting kids age 10-14 this year.
     
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
     
  • HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, dental floss, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
     
  • OTHER:  water bottles, flip flops, soccer balls, soccer pumps, cinch sacks, girls underware and reusable girl's sanitary pads, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
     
  • 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.)

What NOT to Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow-globes or glass containers; aerosol cans

Check out their website for other guidelines.

Samaritan's Purse logoOCC is a program of Samaritan's Purse which is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Contact information:

Operation Christmas Child's website: OCC's website

Samaritan's Purse website: www.samaritanspurse.org

Last Published: May 14, 2019 3:06 PM
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