For our main service project this semester, we will be packing shoeboxes to donate in support of Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse. If you are unfamiliar with this organization, it is an international relief organization that sends a shoebox full of items that we pack to children in need and teaches the word of God.
Beautifully stated on their website, “Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship – transforming the lives of children and families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!”
If you have no idea where to start, please visit Samaritan’s Purse’s website here. We have the shoeboxes for you to pack at CCF. You can pack as many as you’d like. You must first decide which gender and age range of child you’d like to pack a box for, and then check out Pinterest for millions of ideas on what to pack. I have already pinned many resources for you on our Sarver MOPS Pinterest page on the Operation Christmas Child board. There are a few items you cannot pack, such as food/chocolate, liquids, war-related items (guns, tanks), breakables, vitamins/medications, seeds, Harry Potter/Pokemon, and used items. Please feel free to ask any of us if you have any questions or concerns about packing your box. Involve your little ones in the buying and/or packing of your box. It is a wonderful way to show them how rewarding it is to give to others.
You can begin bringing your filled boxes starting at our next meeting. All boxes are due by our November 18th meeting. The members of CCF will be taking these boxes to their destination for us. If you are able, please have $7 to ship each box. If you would like to help, but cannot pack a box, a monetary donation is wonderful as well!
Please do not hesitate to ask for help on this service project! Thank you all for your support.