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Operation Christmas Child

It’s Shoebox TIME!!! 




What is Operation Christmas Child?
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises throughout the world. Millions of OCC Shoebox recipients have participated in the Samaritan’s Purse discipleship program via a global church network to help these children learn how to know and follow Jesus.

When is it happening?
From August 12-October 7, we are collecting items for 150 Christmas boxes for Boys and Girls, Ages 10-14 . 
Drop donated items off in the church lobby by October 7th.  Packing Day is on October 14 at 11:30am (right after church).
Items are collected early to ensure they make it to the distribution center in early November. 

What will we be collecting this year?
Soccer Balls (deflated), Small Flashlights with AA batteries (or Handcrank Flashlights), Extra Flashlight Batteries, Small Balls, Jump Ropes, Boxes of Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Small Blank Notepads (5×8 or smaller), Toothbrushes, Toothbrush Holders, Washcloths, Bar Soap, Soap Holders, Combs, Hair Brushes, Chapstick (no liquid gloss), Boys & Girls T-Shirts (size 10-14 or L – no writing or symbols), Socks (Boys 3-9, Girls 9-11), Cost of Shipping $9/box.

How will our church be involved?
You can get involved in three ways:  SHOP, DONATE, & PACK

We’ll be posting the specific list of items to be included in the shoe boxes in the bulletin and on our Facebook page.


Buy enough for a box or buy a bunch of one item.

Don’t want to shop? Donate and we’ll shop for you. An entire shoe box costs around $60.
(Write your check to Eugene Church of Christ with Operation Christmas Child in the memo line.)

Sunday, October 14, 11:30-12:30 at the Eugene Church of Christ at 2424 Norkenzie Rd.

For more info, contact