Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildThe Power of a Simple Gift

It’s time to fill a shoe box! Since 2002, generous participants at our church have filled some 800 boxes with small gifts for children, many of whom have never before received a gift. Check the Wagner Room for brochures explaining the ministry, suggested gifts, and instructions for preparing the box. Even non-shoppers like myself have found this to be fun and rewarding. Some boxes will be provided in the Wagner Room. Note that a plastic container may be substituted for a shoe box.

How to Pack a Shoebox brochures can be found in bulletins or in the Wagner Room. Take note in the brochure of prohibited items, especially all foodstuffs, toothpaste, liquids, which had been permitted in the past. Also, at samaritanspurse.org, you can read much more about the program, print labels that will allow you to track your box so you know what country it goes to, and even pack a box online for $25.

If you have extra shoeboxes, you can bring them to our Wagner Room for others to use, and plastic containers can also be substituted for a shoe box.

This ministry not only provides smiles and gifts, but reading materials and follow-up (by Samaritan’s Purse ministry founded by Franklin Graham, son of Billy) to introduce children to Jesus Christ, in over 160 countries. Over the years they’ve distributed over 157,000,000 gift boxes. An online feature allows you to trace where your box goes.

Give Your $9 Donation Online to Track the Destination of Your Shoebox Gift! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with you!