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Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Program

Hope member, Debbie Watson has asked if we could support this program this year so with her guidance and organization, we will work together to fill some shoeboxes. It may seem too early to think about Christmas, but we hope that you will start thinking about it now so you can take advantage of school supply sales, etc. 

Watch for upcoming details regarding a shoebox packing day in Sunday School, and wish list items you can donate. If you would prefer to make a financial donation, please include it in your offering envelope or e-transfer. Be sure to make note of the dollar amount you wish to donate toward Samaritan’s Purse. 

Our office staff, Heather Moll had the opportunity to go on a shoebox distribution mission a few years back.  She offers the following suggestions and information to consider when we are filling shoeboxes.

  • Please ensure that toys and items included are good quality that will last. Many countries that shoeboxes go to, do not have garbage collection programs so broken toys and cheap plastics add up fast.
  • Consider providing a few toothbrushes
  •  Limit sugar/ sweets because some of the children do not have the opportunity to see a dentist
  • Include a photo of you and your family and a note to let them know a little bit about the person they are receiving the box from.