From September 16 through October 31, Outreach will coordinate a Fill A Shoe box project for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child 2018. It will be a fun project and a great way to get our whole congregation excited to Spread the Good News and Great Joy!
Materials will be available beginning Sunday, September 16. If you have questions or if you would like to help coordinate this project, please contact Helen Lang.
1) Find a Shoe box
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
We will have cardboard shoeboxes and a few plastic shoe boxes available for your use.
2) Girl or Boy?
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
3) Fill with Gifts
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Click here for additional gift suggestions and more information.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
5) Follow Your Box Labels
Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to “Follow Your Box” and discover the destination of your shoe box gift. If you prefer to use the basic labels (no tracking) we will have these available – remember to include your $9 donation which is critical to provide for shipping and other ministry expenses.
Return your filled shoe box to church by October 31, 2018.