Flip flops are an iconic, and fun, part of the American summer, along with picnics, barbecues, and the beach. Flip Flops serve a more serious purpose in third world countries however. In some parts of the world, children have to walk long distances to school. They must wear shoes and provide their own school supplies, or they cannot attend. If they don’t have shoes, they can’t go to school. Flip flops are an excellent way to provide shoes for a child. Because the sizing is more general, they can wear them a long time, even as their feet grow.

This Memorial Day weekend Old Navy is offering flip flops for $1 each for their credit card holders. Old Navy also runs a big $1 flip flop sale for all customers each June. Watch for the 2018 sale… it’s an economical way to help fill a shoebox!

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, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549. More on information Operation Christmas Child can be found at Immanuelpalatine.org/operation-christmas-child.