October Items: School Supplies, Shipping Money ($9 per box), Boxes (sturdy, medium-sized shoeboxes, or plastic storage containers of the same size)
Our goal this year for Operation Christmas Child is to send 100 boxes to children around the world! To make it easy to keep track of the items we have and need, we’re collecting certain items each month. The youth will then assemble the boxes in time for their ship date at the end of November.
To simplify the collection process, the items we're collecting each month have been split up into smaller chunks of items. Cards with the specific items we're asking for can be found on a bulletin board in the foyer. Almost all, if not all, of the items can be found at Dollar Tree and card prices range from $1 to around $10. If you would rather donate a monetary gift in place of the items, please place the money in an envelope with the card. We will take the money and purchase the items with it at the end of the month. For example, if you would like to supply 5 deodorants, you would place $5 and one of the deodorant cards in an envelope. Envelopes can be given to Wendy or Kayla Bidwell. We will collect money for shipping all year. It’s $9 per box. If you would like to donate money for shipping, please indicate that the donation is for shipping either on the check or on the envelope (if in cash) - it just helps us keep everything organized. We will still welcome donations in the “wrong month”, for example if you come across some notebooks or stuffed animals but the items we are asking for that month don’t include them. We will also be collecting containers all year—these are shoebox-size plastic bins or study medium-sized shoeboxes. Items that we cannot accept (due to customs) are liquids (including toothpaste, bubbles, shampoo, liquid deodorants, etc.), food items, and war-related toys (such as plastic guns, army men, etc.) If you have any questions, please ask Wendy or Kayla Bidwell. The only way we’ll be able to achieve this goal is with your help! We can do this! Let’s spread the news of Jesus to 100 kids this Christmas!
Here is the list of all the items we will be collecting each month.