It’s that time of the year again! Every year, we participate in Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child.” This is a great opportunity to show children around the world the love of Christ.
How to Pack Your Shoebox Gift
Step One: Find a shoebox. Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
Step Two: Girl or boy? Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
Step Three: Fill with gifts. Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. For more gift suggestions, click here.
Step Four: Pray. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
Step Five: Drop your box off at Westwood! Drop your box, along with $9 to cover shipping and project costs, off at the church by October 29.
WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE
Please do not include these items: Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
For more information about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, click here.