SUPPORT OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Our church has been involved in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) for more than 15 years. A project of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization, OCC provides local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. OCC ships these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
You may elect to track your shoebox (es) as some of our church members did. Some boxes from our church went to Peru, the Dominican Republic, Burundi and "A hard to reach place."
Many people buy items throughout the year when they find them on sale, You may chose to fill a shoebox or buy a quantity of a sale item such as small stuffed animals. All donations are appreciated, big or small. It is never too early to start shopping and praying for this outreach project. If you would like more information about this Christian project, please contact Dale Stephens at 828-891-7155.
Very important 2019 dates concerning Operation Christmas Child
• Silent Auction: May 15 - 22
• Church Bazaar and end of Teacup Raffle: September 14th
• Pack-A-Box Party: November 16 (Set-up on Nov. 15)
• Collection Week: November 18 - 25
2018 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Total shoeboxes collected for the church was 1310!