Operation Christmas Child Packing Night
November 15, 2023
5:00pm – 7:00pmCategory: Children's Ministry | Coordinator: Adrienne Plekenpol
Anyone and Everyone is invited to join us for our Christmas Shoe Box Packing Night.
Parents- I encourage you to bring your kids (especially ones 3 and up) and join them in walking around our assembly line and hand pick items for a child overseas. We will collect and organize donated items prior to this event and on this evening we will carefully pack boxes with school supplies, hygiene items and toys for children in need.
Sign up so we can know how many hot dogs to cook to feed you while you serve. Feel free to invite friends, family or neighbors to take part in this serving event opportunity.
The $10 registration cost is OPTIONAL. $10 is the cost it takes to ship each box overseas. We would like to be able to both box AND ship boxes, but we are not required to provide shipping costs for every box we pack as the umbrella organization, Samaritan's Purse does help with these costs when needed.
What is Operation Christmas Child?
These boxes are organized and sent by Operation Christmas Child's umbrella organization, Samaritan's Purse. This organization has many missional objectives, ONE of them is Operation Christmas Child. Through the opportunity these shoeboxes provide, the organization is able to get in contact with families all over the country. Many of these contacts belong to extremely poor areas where families do not have addresses, running water or sustainable facilities. The information gathered as these boxes are given out, informs the organization of needs for each specific family. With this information, Samaritan's Purse is able to connect children to resources, schools AND MOST IMPORTANTLY share the GOSPEL with these families. Every shoe box delivers a fun Christmas surprise AND the message of Jesus Christ.