March OCC item Quality Crafts

Buy an item each month to create a shoebox that will delight a child at Christmas.

The March Operation Christmas Child Item of the Month is “Quality Crafts” and we’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2017 Shoeboxes year-round. Quality crafts run the gamut from hats and tote bags to small wooden toys. So if you are a crafter, this month is for you!

Not a crafter? “Not a problem,” says Trephina Bedell, Immanuel’s children’s ministry coordinator and Operation Christmas Child point person. “We’re collecting all of the shoebox items all year. Now is a great time to pick up winter items on sale for example.” Hats, gloves, and scarves are much needed items because even though many countries have temperatures that may seem hot to us, they still experience weather that is cold to them – especially at night – and children can use these items to keep warm!

Simply drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the youth bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549. More on Operation Christmas Child.