OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
DATES: October 15 through November 12, 2023
Since 1993 Samaritan’s Purse has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 178 million children in need around the world. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide local churches with shoebox gifts to reach children in their communities around the world. Inside each box is a gift and the opportunity to share God’s love-the Good News of Jesus Christ – with children in need around the world. These shoe boxes are given unconditionally and whenever appropriate, children are offered a copy of “The Greatest Gift” booklet in their own language by local churches and ministry partners. Operation Christmas Child is an excellent way for families to serve together.
How to Give
1. Pack a shoebox. Pick up a preprinted shoebox and a “How the Pack a Shoebox” flyer on Sundays at the Faith Kidz Welcome Desk or buy a plastic shoe size container. Fill the box with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and/or clothing for a boy or girl, ranging in age from 2 to 14. (How to Pack a Shoebox) This is a good project for families to do together and for children to write a note to include in their box. Drop off the filled box(es) at Faith Covenant Church in the lobby or in the church office by Sunday, November 12.
2. Build a shoebox online. You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device. In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child. After we pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. Click HERE to get started. Suggested donation: $25
3. Donate Online. Click HERE to make a monetary donation online. Your $10 gift helps cover the cost of collecting, processing, and shipping a gift-filled Operation Christmas shoebox to a boy or girl in need. A $10 donation per box also helps provide The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklets, which are written in the children’s language and distributed along with shoebox gifts, as well as opportunities to train and equip local churches to use our Ministry Partner Guide.
Questions? contact Pastor Laura