Operation Christmas Child is such an exciting event that the church family participates in each year, so over the next couple of weeks we would like to offer some ideas of ways everyone can get involved.
One idea is that any GRANDPARENTS in our church can pack a shoe box for each grandchild they have OR GRANDPARENTS can pack a shoe box with grandchildren that live locally. This is a blessing in two ways: (1) the child who receives the shoe box and (2) the child who shops and packs the shoe box learns compassion by giving to others who have nothing or have never received a gift.
Another idea is that you can be a MR. or MS. Clean! Every box NEEDS a wash cloth and soap. Last year this was a BIG last minute need because we ran out, and it would be awesome if anyone would have an interest in getting a matching number of washcloths and soaps.
With the start of the school year fast approaching there are many great deals and sales going on at a variety of stores, such as Safeway, Staples and Walmart. Following is a list of school supply items that can be sent:
- Pencils, colored pencils, and sharpeners
- Pencil cases
- Notebook paper and notepads
- Glue Sticks
- Coloring books