Operation Christmas Child

Due Sunday, November 19, 11:30am
FBC Wakefield, Fellowship Hall

Do you want to give a Christmas gift to a child who might not otherwise receive one? The annual Operation Christmas Child project in partnership with Samaritan's Purse is now underway. Here are some details about filling the boxes:

  1. Help yourself to one or more boxes to fill and return by Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20. See the Missions Board person at the table under the clock in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.
  2. Choose the gender (boy/girl) and age level (2-4/5-9/10-14) you want to give to. Please use the appropriate label from the ofiicial brochure, mark the age category, and tape it to the top of your box.
  3. Include a ""wow" toy - a quality gift like a doll, deflated soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal.
  4. Fill the box with a variety of: Toys - small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, etc.; School Supplies - pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons, markers, stamps & stamp pads, writing pads, calculators, coloring books; Hygiene Items - toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap in plastic bag, comb, washcloth; Other - hard candy, lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights with extra batteries. Please, NO used, damaged, or war-related items, chocolate, food, liquids, lotions, medication, or breakable things. Feel free to add a personal note and photo of you and your family or group. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write to you. In any case, be sure to pray for the child who will receive your gift.
  5. Please enclose for each box a donation of $7 for shipping and other project costs. Checks may be made out to "Samaritan's Purse" with "Christmas Child" on the memo line. If giving more than one box, a combined donation is preferred.
  6. Be sure to bring your box{es) back here by 11:30am on Sunday, November 20,so that they can all be delivered to the collection point in Melrose.

Thank you so very much for participating. Through the power of a simple gift you can bless a child's life - and make a whole world of difference.

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me..." -Jesus, in Mark 9:37