Operation Christmas Child

Coordinator: Michele Duke

 

 

If you would like to help with this ministry contact

Michele Duke at 806-624-2023 (home) or 806-260-0029 (cell)

 

GOAL: Our goal this year is 18 shoeboxes per age group. Our age groups are girls: 2-3, 5-9, and 10-14 and boys: 2-3, 5-9, and 10-14.

If we reach our goad, that will be a total of 108 shoeboxes. These shoeboxes will be used to share the love of Jesus with children around the world.

Please PRAY each day for the shoebox recipients, their families, and their communities. Also, please be in prayer over each step as we prepare each box to be sent our, from the packing to the processing and delivery.

NEW EMPHASIS: Our new emphasis items for 2020 are socks, spoons and forks.

BOOKS: We would love to continue placing a brand new book in each shoebox! Hard back or paper back books will be great if they fit within the dimensions of the box. (Listed at the bottom of the page).

 

MARCH - APRIL EMPHASIS: Hygiene

Washcloths (thick)

Bathsoap-solids only (Ivory is a great brand for all skin types and antiperspirant/deodorant) soaps for older boys and girls)

Plastic drinking cups (about 10 oz size)

Toothbrushes - (smaller ones for the littles and adult for the older children (sizes for children ages 2-4 / 5-14)

Boys pocket combs / Girls detangler combs or hairbrushes

Cutlery (spoons & forks)

MAY - JUNE EMPHASIS: Clothing

Boys & Girls size 2-4 / 5-9 / 10-14

Flip Flops

T-shirts, shorts, socks, underwear/panties, hankies

JULY - AUGUST EMPHASIS - School Supplies

Pencil Bags

Double hole pencil sharpeners

Pencils

Erasers

Crayons 

Notebook paper / Spiral Notebooks

Protractors

Compasses

Glue Sticks

Scissors

Solar-powered Calculators

Note: 12 rulers do not fit in the boxes, please consider purchasing the 6-inch rulers and/or protractors instead)

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER EMPHASIS: Toys

Stuffed animals

Dolls

Balls (Example: Soccer ball with pump, tennis balls)

Cars, trucks

Coloring books

Yo-yo's

Slinky

Jump ropes

Harmonicas

Wood wind recorder

Other ideas: For older girls - sewing kits; for older boys - plyers and/or screwdrivers

SHOEBOX PREPARATION:

Beginning in late October and throughout early November we will pack the shoeboxes, get them ready for shipment. We have been blessed with official Operation Christmas Child plastic boxes to fill this year. The dimensions of the boxes are 10.5 inches x 5.5 inches. Please keep this in mind when making your donations.

A monetary donation of $9.00 per box helps with the cost of shipping. If we reach our goal it will cost $972 dollars to ship our boxes.

Remember to pray over the recipients of the shoeboxes, their families and communities.

 

 
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