OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX GIFTS and Come and Meet Yves @ St. Peter’s
Please join us in helping to share God’s love with children around the world. If you haven’t participated in the past, it’s simple. Fill a shoebox with small items such as hats, gloves, scarves, stuffed animals, hygiene items such as toothbrushes, bar soap with washcloth, combs, toys, small games, clothing items, & school supplies, such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc.
(Items not to pack: chocolate, perishable foods, war related toys/items, used items, liquids like lotions, toothpaste, or breakable items like snow globes or glass containers; also no aerosols)
You may wrap your own shoebox in Christmas wrap, buy a clear plastic shoebox or pick up a box(es) from the church office. Fill a box for a boy or girl in age group: 2-4 years old, 5-9 years old, or 10-14 years old. You then may add a personal note or photo along with a check for $9 per box. If you make the $9 donation per box online – your box can be tracked and you will be notified where your box was shipped. My boxes went to the Philippines last year. One child said “I loved my stuffed dog; I was filled with exuberant joy!”
In addition on Veterans Day - Monday, November 12:
Girl Scout Troops 5185 and 13155 invite you to join them for a morning of packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child in the Fireside Room at St. Peter’s. This is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind which uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Girl Scouts will be available to help you pack your box. Please bring items to donate to the boxes:
…any small toys, school supplies, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, soap, craft kits or other small items. If you do not have any items to donate, please join us anyway. Contact Stacey Porter to help.
Contact Valerie Ryan ; or Carla Smith for questions or for boxes. St. Peter’s is a 2018 drop-off location for the South Bay area! Please bring your boxes by our final collection date: Monday 11/19/18.
Thank-you for giving a child some extra love this Christmas!
Children’s stories and ideas can be found at: www.operationchristmaschild.org
“What goes in the box is fun, what comes out is eternal!”
DROP OFF TIMES
11/12/18 - Monday
8:30-12-noon & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
11/13/18 - Tuesday
11/14/18 - Wednesday
11/15/18 - Thursday
11/16/18 - Friday
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
11/17/18 - Saturday
10:00 - 12:00 noon
11/18/18 - Sunday
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
11/19/18 - Monday
On Friday evening, November 2, from 6:30-8:30pm, in Reeves Hall (back parking lot), we will have a guest speaker from Operations Christmas Child that received a shoebox as a child. He will share with you his story of receiving his shoebox one Christmas season in Africa and how it changed his life.
Join us, as we share God’s love, the Gospel Good News and change children’s lives!