The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.
Our goal is to pack 200 boxes. Boxes and information can be picked up in the sanctuary foyer. Please drop off filled boxes in the sanctuary by November 11 or have your kids bring them to their 9am Sunday School classroom for our new OCC Box Collection Competition! OCC is committed to sharing the gospel with children and their families. Help us reach our goals and share Jesus with kids abroad!
Questions? Email Rachel Rickershauser.
8 Things NOT to Put in an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox.
While it is always a great thing to be able to give and provide a shoebox, it’s important to be mindful of what is included in your gift.
Items that should not be included in your shoebox:
- used or damaged items
- war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
- chocolate or food – due to customs regulations
- out-of-date candy – make sure that the expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week (November 16 – 23, 2015)
- liquids or lotions – these can spill and get all over the other items
- medications or vitamins
- breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers
- aerosol cans
Some items are not permitted due to obvious reasons, but you should try to review and consider each item before including it in your shoebox. For example, if you want to send a CD, that is allowed, but the child receiving the CD might not have a CD player. There could even be the potential for that child not having access to reliable electricity where they are located. So, while you are able to send a CD, there are more aspects of that CD to consider.
If an item requires batteries, it’s also a good idea to include extra batteries as those might not be available to the child. And please note that loose batteries must have both ends covered according to the packing tips.