Operation Christmas Child is a program funded by Samaritan's Purse. Throughout the year items are collected and in November items will be packed in shoe boxes. The boxes will be sent to children all around the world along with the words of Jesus Christ.
The boxes are placed into age appropriate groups: 2-4 years 5-9 years 10-14 years old and to a girl or a boy.
To help, please take a montly gift flyer and bring in the desinated gift for that month and place in the blue collection box in the church foyer. Information will be placed outside the sanctuary and the organizaiton has a website: http://www.samaritanspurse.org
Here is what is collected each month: January: Crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens, pencils February: Small toys March: Plastic Shoe Box size container April: Small Stuffed animals or dolls May: Toothbrushes, toothpaste June: Pencil Sharpeneres, Pencil Grippers, and Erasers July: Hair brushes, combs August: Ponytail holders, baseball caps, hair clips September: Ivory Soap and wash cloths October: Mini sketch pads, paper for drawing November: Hard Candy, mints, gum.