OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD AT CLF
A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.
Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work.
HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX, WITH SI.
Watch as Duck Commander's Uncle Si Robertson learns how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This big kid at heart wanted to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and learn about the love of Christ. To learn more, contact the CLF Faith Factory!
1. Decide if is for a boy or a girl.
2. Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions below).
4. DROP OFF YOUR BOX - Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to the drop-off location nearest you during National Collection Week, November 17–24, 2014.
5. PRAY - Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.
SHOEBOX GIFT IDEAS & DROP OFF LOCATION
- TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
- SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
- NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
- ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
- 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 be able to 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NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.