We will be having a clothing drive for the Hope Rescue Mission. Last September, they opened a new center called The Lighthouse. This new building is designated specifically for women and children.
Once again we’ve chosen to support the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Project. We have done this project for many years and continue to get many thanks in return for our gifts and money donations. An early thanks to all of you who plan to help provide a wonderful Christmas for those less fortunate than us.
Shoebox gifts for children overseas must be brought to the Wagner Room or the Church Office porch, by Sunday, November 21. You can use any regular size shoebox or similar size plastic container or pick up a Samaritan-designed box at church. You’ll decide if your items and box would be best for boy or a girl. Also, you’ll choose the child’s age: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14 years. (These labels will be available at church, or you can attach your own label.)
Pack your box full of fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. No food or liquid items, please. The children are excited if their box contains one special item that they’ll love. Also, each box costs $9 to ship, so any monetary contributions are also welcome.
If you don’t feel comfortable shopping, Missions Committee members will also accept monetary donations to purchase items for your box or boxes. Please have that money to us by Sunday, November 7, so we have time for purchasing and filling the boxes.
Our goal is to have around 30 boxes to send. Maybe we can even exceed that!
How to Pack a Shoebox brochures can be found in the Wagner Room in the back of the sanctuary. 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.
Give Your $9 Donation Online to Track the Destination of Your Shoebox Gift! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with you!