Operation Christmas Child
As a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, the mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Each year, Grace participates in Operation Christmas Child as a church, and we have four great ways that you can be involved.
Participate in the Packing Party
*Saturday, October 22, 2017 • 6-8:30pm • Worship Center
You are invited to the annual Operation Christmas Child packing party! It’s a fun evening of putting together gift boxes that help send the Gospel all over the world. All supplies are provided. The cost is $3 per person ($10 max per family) to cover pizza and drinks. You can volunteer to be one of the dozens of individuals who will help facilitate and lead this event AND bring yourself and your family — children welcome! — to help pack shoeboxes.
*Please note that the packing party is earlier this year and will launch the OCC shoebox collection for Grace. We will make shoeboxes available for individuals to pack the following Sunday.
Adopt a Box for $9
Sponsor one…or several! It costs $9 to ship each box to its destination. You can adopt a box through Grace. Simply make your check out to Samaritan’s Purse and drop it off at the table on Sundays through November 19, 2017. You can also adopt a box directly through Samaritan’s Purse.
Please note that shoeboxes will not be available until Sunday, October 22 and will be collected Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 19.
Pack a shoebox…or several boxes! If you have children, this is a great Christmas project to do as a whole family! Click here to learn how. You can recycle a shoebox you already have or pick up an official OCC box at the table in the courtyard.
Volunteer Your Time
Finally, you can give your time. We need volunteers to help at the table in the courtyard on Sundays, October 29 – November 19, 2017. Volunteers will distribute information, answer questions and collect donations and completed boxes. If you would like to volunteer on Sundays, sign-up at the table in the lobby or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.