Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an organization that is put together by volunteers all over the world. Being a part of this organization and knowing your helping a child have gifts on Christmas can change lives. I know people who have donated boxes for 2 years and some for 14 years. They say it just warms their heart knowing they are making a child smile on Christmas morning.

Collection week for these boxes is this week. November 14-21st. You can drop these boxes off in Midland. The location this year is at Midland Bible Church, 2800 N. “A” Street.  After  you fill your shoebox you need to put a rubber band around box to keep everything in place. The organization also asks that you make a donation of $7.oo to put in the box to help with postage.

When you begin to prepare a box. It needs to be a standard size shoebox. You can also choose to wrap the box and the lid separate or not to wrap the box.  You will need to pick a gender and there are 3 age groups to choose from: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. You are encouraged to write a letter or send a picture of you to the child that recieves the box.

Things that you can pack in boxes vary:  toys (small cars, small balls, yo-yo’s) School supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, paper coloring books) Hygiene items, gum, socks, ball caps, watches, etc.

For more information in getting involved with Operation Christmas Child go to: www.samaritanspurse.org/occ

Have a Happy Holiday & God Bless!