Operation Christmas Child Shoebox News    

We want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to all who have helped and/or contributed to our OCC Item collections over the past number of months.  With September already upon us, National Shoebox Collection Week will sneak-up before we know it.  Our OCC display table is up in the Sanctuary Overflow Area, along with a pile of empty shoeboxes for you to take home and fill over the next two months.   Also on the table, you will find a sample shoebox,  a list of ideas of items to include in your box, a list of items NOT to include, and labels and directions.     For those who simply want to donate items instead of packing your own shoeboxes, we will be collecting toys this month for both girls and boys. Some suggestions would be: balls, small cars, games, jump ropes, small instruments, dinosaurs, games such as checkers or card games, marbles,  stickers, sunglasses, small dolls, etc. Items can be placed in the tub outside the office door. We will also gladly accept monetary donations.to help with the cost of shipping.  The suggested donation to cover shipping expenses for each box is $9.00, so that adds up quickly.  Please include Grace OCC Shoebox Ministry in the memo line, and place your gift in the offering plate, or simply drop it in the mail or at the church office.  Together, we CAN make a difference in a child’s life ! Happy Packing !                            

Lisa Van Olden and Cathy Atchison


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