OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

CHURCH GOAL:
1,200 BOXES




Join us as we impact children around the world with the Gospel and meet our goal of 1,200 boxes! Pick up a shoebox to fill at our Connection Centers or build a box online by clicking the button below:

NOVEMBER 24, 6:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Join us for a day trip to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Charlotte, NC. The trip is open to anyone over 15 years old. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Click the button for more details and to register:


MILLBROOK COLLECTION WEEK
November 8 – 14

Impact the life of children through packing
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

 

Please bring your packed shoeboxes to the church no later than November 14. If you would like to volunteer to help deliver our shoeboxes to the Central Collection Center on November 15 & 16, please contact Paula Brown: 803-215-0672 or paulabrown308@gmail.com 

National Collection Week:
November 18 – 25


PACK A SHOEBOX!

SHOEBOX
Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

OPTION 1: BOY OR GIRL & $9 DONATION/ TRACK YOUR BOX ONLINE
Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. CLICK TO PAY ONLINE AND TRACK the destination of your box. You will receive a label to print via email. Mark boy/ girl and the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box. To track your box click HERE.

OPTION 2: BOY OR GIRL & $9 CHECK DONATION
Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box. Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare. Please write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox.

FILL WITH GIFTS
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.

PRAY
Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

 

Each Shoebox should contain these suggested New items for all ages:
Washcloth • Bar of Soap-full size bar • Tooth Brush, Comb or Brush • Deodorant-Solid only • School Supplies: Pencils, Pens, Pencil sharpener, Scissors, Erasers • Notebooks 6” x 9” • Glue sticks, Highlighters • Colored Pencils, Ruler, Protractor • Note and Picture

SUGGESTED PACKING ITEMS:

These are all just suggestions. There are many items that you may choose to fill your box with. Pray, shop and fill!

Each box should include $9.00 for the cost of shipping, printed material in their language. This is used to share Jesus with the child and it may impact up to 7 to 10 people just from 1 shoebox and the Greatest Gift given of these is Jesus.

Tools help young men begin a trade or helps the father have tools to work with to help provide.

Sewing kits can help young ladies learn to sew and mend for a career or help the mother have supplies to help provide for her family.

The nylon cord can be used for a clothes line or to secure things.

AGES
2-4

Plastic Boats, Cars, Trucks

Balls, Flash Cards

Picture Books

Primary Spoon and Fork Set

Crayons, Coloring Book or Fun Pad

Light up toys age approved

Harmonica or noise maker

Ducks, Frogs-plastic

Squishy Toys

 

AGES
2-4

Balls, Flash Cards

Picture Books

Primary Spoon and Fork Set

Crayons, Coloring Book or Fun Pad

Light up toys age approved

Doll Babies

Plastic jewelry-age approved

Harmonica or noise maker

Ducks, Frogs-plastic

Squishy Toys

AGES
5-9

Balls, Flash Cards

Crayons, Coloring Book or Fun Pad

Light up toys age approved

Harmonica or noise maker

Legos (base and several Packs)

YoYo, Matchbox Cars

Flash lights with extra batteries

Puzzles, Games, Etch Sketch

Colored Pencils

Play dough

AGES
5-9

Balls, Flash Cards

Crayons, Coloring Book or Fun Pad

Light up toys age approved

Harmonica or noise maker

Dolls-Barbies and extra clothes

Bead Kits-age approved

Activity Kits-age approved

Colored Pencils

Flash lights with extra batteries

Puzzles, Games, Etch Sketch

Jewelry-plastic

Jacks, slinky, Play dough

AGES
10-14

Soccer Ball, football-deflate

Pump, extra needles

Balls

Hammer-Harbor Freight-stubby

Nails

Screw Driver, screws

10’ or 25’ nylon cord

Pliers

Cars or Trucks

Flash light with extra batteries

Fun Pad-Activity Book

Light up toys

Harmonica or noise maker

Legos (base and several Packs)

YoYo, Matchbox Cars

Puzzles, Games, Etch Sketch

Colored Pencils

AGES
10-14

Soccer Ball-deflated

Pump, extra needles

Balls, YoYo

10’ or 25’ nylon cord

Flash light with extra batteries

Fun Pad-Activity Book

Light up toys

Harmonica or noise maker

Puzzles, Games, Etch Sketch

Colored Pencils

Dolls

Sewing Kits

Finger Nail and/or File

Compact Mirror

Bead Kits

ALL AGES

Socks, Flip Flops or shoes • T-shirt, night shirt, Hats • Underwear, mittens, scarf • Outfit, Sunglasses • Stuffed Animal • Cups or Water bottle • Kaleidoscope-they love these! • Band aids • Hair barrettes or Hair Bows for girls • Lip Balm • 1 WOW Item

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:

CANDY OR TOOTHPASTE, used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Candy specifications: Starting in 2017, no type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts.

Toothpaste specifications: Starting in 2017, toothpaste cannot be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX FACTS

One-shoe box impacts on average 7-10 people (the child, siblings, parents, grandparents, community) – Samaritans Purse

One church in the Aiken area (Aiken Christian Church) has 25 members and turned in 469 shoeboxes last year.

If every member of MBC turned in just 2 shoeboxes, we would have 6600 shoeboxes…. impacting 66,000 people.

What does $9 shipping help cover?

The $9 you pay helps pay for:
• Local Church training
• Shipping
• The Greatest Journey programs
• The Greatest gift programs

It cost $59.50 to ship one shoebox to Africa

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Mathew 28:19 – 20

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:

CANDY OR TOOTHPASTE, used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Candy specifications: Starting in 2017, no type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts.

Toothpaste specifications: Starting in 2017, toothpaste cannot be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.