OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX

SUGGESTIONS 2018

We are collecting shoeboxes through November 14th.  If you are not a shopper, or unable to shop, please consider sponsoring a box by donating toward shipping costs.  Samaritan's Purse suggests a $9.00 donation, per box, due to increases transportation costs.  A shoebox for donations will be in Fellowship Hall.  Please make your check payable to "Samaritan's Purse/O.C.C." with a notation it is for shipping.  You can follow your box by going online to donate your shipping cost, and print out your label to attach on your shoebox.

Thank you all for your faithful support and helping to bring children across the world to Jesus Christ.

Ages 2-4/5-9/10-14

Below is a list of suggested items approved for O.C.C. shoeboxes. These items, as well as plastic shoeboxes, can be purchased at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Big Lots or Walmart.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Notebooks (spiral or composition); rulers; complete pencil bags containing pencils, crayons, dual sharpeners, scissors, erasers, solar calculators, sack style book bags, small cloth totes.

CLOTHING:

T-shirts/underwear/socks/shorts/pants/leggings; flip flops; hats, gloves, scarves PLEASE NO CAMOFLAGE CLOTHING

HYGIENE:

Soap, preferably Ivory, "it floats"/ wash cloths/solid deodorant sticks/toothbrushes/hairbrushes, combs, hair accessories, i.e. scrunchies, barrettes, hair bands, etc. PLEASE NO TOOTHPASTE, LIQUIDS OR AEROSOLS, INCLUDING: SHAMPOO, HAIR SPRAY, HAND SANITIZER, PERFUME, LOTIONS, NAIL POLISH, ETC.

TOYS:

Small balls/yo-yos/jump ropes/puzzles/ coloring books/small cars, trucks, or motorcycles/stuffed animals/dolls/travel size games/small musical instruments/playing cards/dominoes/marbles/slinkies/small building block sets (Lego's/anything you think a child in these age groups would enjoy and will fit in a shoebox. PLEASE NO WAR RELATED TOYS OR WEAPONS; OR RUBBER SNAKES.

MISC:

Small packs of tissues/travel size first aid kits/necklaces, bracelets/small tool kits/small flashlights (w/extra batteries)/sewing kits for girls (include pins, needles, thread, scissors, pin cushion), Walmart has nice ones already put together and Dollar Tree has a mini sewing kit, scrap fabric/fishing kits for boys (include string, bobbers, weights, hooks (empty Crystal Light containers are great for this).  PLEASE NO FOOD, CANDY OR GUM OF ANY KIND  

The removal of toothpaste & candy is due to the shoeboxes being delayed or confiscated at customs stations because of expiration dates.

 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!  HAPPY SHOPPING!