Operation Christmas Child, is a worldwide children's
project of Samaritan's Purse that uses a simple gift filled shoe boxes to
let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten. Some
Gift Suggestions include:
School Supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps
and ink pad sets, writing pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar
calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas,
yo-yo's, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise
(with extra batteries). Slinky, etc.
Hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag)
comb, wash cloth, etc.
Other: T-Shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry,
watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A Personal note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself
or your family (if you include your name and address, the child may write
Do NOT include: Used or damaged items: war-related items such as toy guns,
knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out -of-date candy; liquids
or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or
glass containers; aerosol cans. Please have everything in the back of the
church by November 1st!