Warm Up with the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) January Item of the Month! This month, we’re collecting hats, gloves, and scarves – hopefully when they are on sale – for OCC 2018 Shoeboxes.
Even though many countries have temperatures that may seem hot to us, children still experience weather that is cold to them – especially at night – and they can use these items to keep warm. Simply drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. A child receives a shoebox only once in their ENTIRE life – let’s make these boxes great!
Please also pray for the children receiving the shoeboxes. Pray that they come to know Christ as their savior and pray that they may grow and thrive in health, safety, and peace. We thank you for praying, especially this month as we are starting to collect items for the 2018 shoeboxes.
January is also a time to shop…
Smart shoppers know that January is a great month to take advantage of clearance sales! There are a wide variety of sale items appropriate for OCC shoeboxes:
- Toys, especially Nativity related crafts and toys.
- Cold weather accessories.
- Sporting goods - like a soccer ball with an air pump.
- Take advantage of the “white sales” and pick up some wash cloths. Perhaps you will even find compact towels.
- Of course, WOW items are always needed!
Simply drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-359-1549. More on information Operation Christmas Child can be found at Immanuelpalatine.org/operation-christmas-child.
Did you know that we’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 Shoeboxes year-round?
We’re doing this to get ready for a great packing party in November 2018. Working year round gives us extra time to carefully choose special items for the shoebox. These shoeboxes really matter. An OCC shoebox might be the only gift a child ever receives.