Operation Christmas Child 2017

//Operation Christmas Child 2017

Operation Christmas Child 2017

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD®

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child Opportunity Timeline

October 15 – November 19

Pick up red and green shoeboxes  on Main Street and in the Faith AtriumBring back filled shoeboxes that will be sent to children around the world.

November 19:

Family Serve Day, after the 11:00 service. We will have a potluck lunch and then create an assembly line to pack our goal of 500 Gospel Opportunities!

Email Carla.tambrino@mcgregor.net  for more details.

Operation Christmas Child Packing

How to Pack a Shoebox

  1. SHOEBOX
    Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.
  2. BOY OR GIRL
    Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Download and print the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.
  3. FILL WITH GIFTS
    Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions below).
  4. INCLUDE $9 DONATION PER BOX
    Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare. You can give online to discover the destination of your box. Or, you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation. Note: Follow Your Box is only available through online giving.
  5. PRAY
    Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.
  6. DROP OFF
    Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to drop-off Sunday, November 15, on Main Street, and November 19, 2017 in Faith building at the Team McGregor office. For more information email team.mcgregor@mcgregor.net
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