Samaritan’s Purse collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to children in poverty around the world and shares the gospel with them. We are packing and collecting packed shoeboxes at SAC!
How you can help:
1. Pray – for hearts open to the gospel; for the collection, transportation, and safe distribution of Christmas Shoeboxes worldwide; for the workers discipling those who receive boxes
2. Donate items for the shoeboxes - Gift donations can be placed in the tote in the entryway. Loose items need to be received by Oct. 21 – the AWANA kids will be packing boxes on Oct. 22.
Suggested gifts include:
Toys (stuffed animals, dolls, inflatable ball w/pump), school supplies (pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons, paper, etc.), non-liquid hygiene items (toothbrush, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.), accessories (t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses), flashlights & extra batteries.
*Please do not include war-related items (toy guns, knives, military figures), food items, candy toothpaste, liquids, lotions, vitamins, or breakables
3. Pack your own box and drop off at the church – by Nov. 11.
4. Shipping & Discipleship - It costs $9 to ship each box internationally. Also an additional $6 per box helps with follow-up discipleship. Donations toward these costs can be placed in the offering, marked for “Christmas Shoeboxes”.
Additional information about Operation Christmas Child can be found at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Thank You for your prayers & support!