Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is the world’s largest Christmas outreach of its kind. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. We partner with local churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who receive shoebox gifts and offer a 12-lesson discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, that helps boys and girls learn what it means to follow the Lord and share their faith with others.
Join us for a special access packing party for Operation Christmas Child. These shoe boxes go to children in dangerous parts of the world. Your participation and donations will give hope to thousands of children around the world.
All volunteers must register online for positions listed below. Availability will be limited so sign up today!
July 30th: 4pm—Event set up in Atrium
July 31st: 10am-11:30am—Empty vans containing 50,000 supplies for shoeboxes
July 31st: 10am-2pm—Set up packing stations with donated items
August 1st: 4-7 pm—Packing Party! We will need Runners to keep supply tables filled, a large team to pack the boxes, and a group to pack boxes into cartons as well as the tractor trailer.
August 1st: 7-9pm—Break down & Clean up
Volunteers must be 16 or older. Kids age 6-15 may volunteer if accompanied by a parent. No food will be provided so bring a bag a lunch or a snack with you.
Monday, July 31, 9:50am-11:30am: Need 10 strong men or women who are able to lift and move donations from The Chapel vans to the Multiplex for packing.
Monday, July 31, 10am-2pm: Need 17 age 16+to set up packing stations in Multiplex (please bring your lunch).
Tuesday, August 1: Many jobs all day. Check out the opportunities to partner with The Chapel on this amazing mission to those who really need these gifts of love and hope.
ONLY ITEMS ON THE LIST BELOW CAN BE DONATED
Shoebox gifts must be carefully prepared to ensure the safety of our in-country ministry partners as well as the children and families who receive them. We must avoid packing items that could cause delay or even confiscation when moving through customs.
Donations can be placed in the Mission Hall. For more info contact Helen Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 688-7165, ext. 121.
CrayonsPencils w/sm sharpenerErasers, Pens, ChalkNotebooks
Hygiene & Accessories
Bar SoapWashclothToothbrushComb, hair clipsSocks, flipflopsSunglasses* no toothpaste
Balls (tennis or smaller)Teddy Bear (7’ or less)Matchbox CarsJump Rope, JacksHarmonica, yo yoSlinky, whistle