Operation Christmas Child
SAMARITAN'S PURSE, OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
We collected 1076 shoeboxes in our 2016 Collection Week!!!
2018 Collection Schedule: (our goal is to collect 100 of these items each month)
February: Socks (boys and girls, ages 2-14)
March: Toothbrushes & Dental Floss
April: Socks & T-Shirts (boys and girls, ages 2-14)
May: Bars of Soap & Wash Cloths
June: Small Toys (jump ropes, small puzzles, musical instruments, yo-yo's, craft kits)
July: School Supplies (crayons, pencils, sharpeners, rulers, mini notebooks)
August: School Supplies (paints/brushes, coloring books, solar calculators, watches)
September: Band-aids and Small Stuffed Animals
October: Hairbrushes & Combs, Hair Accessories
November: Small tools: hammers, pliers, measuring tape, screw drivers)
Please do not include war related items, toothpaste, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins or breakable (glass) items.
Ascent has been the only relay center for OCC in Evergreen since 2010.
This mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way by filling shoeboxes with personal items to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Every year during the third week of November, more than 4,000 drop-off locations open to collect shoebox gifts from all over the U.S., making it easy for you to bless a child in need.
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.
Multitudes of children around the world are rejoicing with Operation Christmas Child as we celebrate over 100 million shoebox gifts since 1993. These gifts have enabled us to share the gospel in some of the darkest corners of the world, reaching more than 160 countries and territories.
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