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
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).
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 back.)
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