OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Please turn your items into the box located at the OCC display is the fellowship hall.
Small winter accessories (Gloves, beanies, small scarves)
Crafts, games, school and art supplies.
Stuffed animals and toys
Hygiene items (Toothbrushes, Dental Floss, Wash Cloths, Soap)
*Please do not donate toothpaste
Letters to the children.
*May include photo of you and your family.
In 2016, HPBC packed 150 shoe boxes as a church. As a drop off location, HPBC received an additional 548 shoeboxes for a total of 698 shoe boxes making their way to the hands of children all around the world!
THANK YOU to the many volunteers who gave of your time and money to help make this happen.
This year we have set a God size goal of 400 shoeboxes as a church! Wouldn't it be amazing to see a 1,000 shoeboxes pass through HPBC this year.
How will we accomplish this? With prayer and with hearts that are enthusiastic to share this wonderful ministry with others. Take a shoebox and a small stack of brochures to keep on your desk at work! Spearhead a weekly collection of items needed in your office, or with your friends and families. Share via social media how people can get involved through HPBC.
Please continue to pray for this ministry, and especially for the children who will receive shoe boxes this year. That they will choose to participate in The Greatest Journey and that they will come to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
After several weeks of collecting items, we will be hosting our annual shoebox packing party! The setup of the party will be different than years past, so we are seeking several volunteers to help set up as well as help facilitate during the event.
During national collection week, we will need many helping hands each day to welcome donors and receive shoeboxes. We will need volunteers to prepare snacks for this week as well. The sign up sheet is on the welcome desk, or you can contact Whitney Neau via the sign up form below.
Feb. 16, 2016 — Because of the generosity of donors across the United States, the Operation Christmas Child project of Samaritan’s Purse collected more than 8.7 million shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for children in need around the world. Combined with shoebox gifts collected from partnering countries in 2015, the ministry is now sending more than 11.2 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 100 countries.
“Most of the boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts have never received any kind of present before,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “That child will never forget the gift or the message it conveyed about the love of Jesus Christ.”
Many children who receive shoebox gifts will also enroll in Operation Christmas Child’s 12-lesson discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. This program teaches children about God’s amazing love and guides them through what it means to faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Since 2010, more than 7.4 million children have participated in the program.