Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love.  Since 1993, more than 61 million shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe.  People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas~Jesus Christ.
 
There were 12 people that went to the Samaritans Purse Processing Center (in Boone, NC) this December. These people worked hard to process the Christmas shoe boxes for shipment. These shoe boxes are headed to the country of Haiti. It was a great event for all that were able to participate.
 
Now it is time to start all over and begin collecting items to build next years shoe boxes.
 
 
                            SHOEBOX NEEDS
 
The following items are needed to help fill shoeboxes:
All ages. Boy and Girl. 
Plastic Containers............70+ (6 quart size)
Crayons (crayola)............70+
Soap (Ivory)....................70+
Toothbrushes...................75+
Toothpaste.......................75
Washcloths..................... 200
Calculators...................... 50+
Flashlights (Pref Small).... 50+
   extra batteries (AA)...... 50+ 
Protractors...................... 50+
Flexible Rulers................. 50+
Index Cards..................... 50+
Combs & Brushes............ 200+
Hard Candies (no chocolate)
 
Girls items ages 10-14......
Socks (boys & girls)                 age groups 2-4 years
                                                age groups 5-9 years
                                                age groups 10-14 years
Panties (girls)                            age groups 2-4 years
                                                age groups 5-9 years
                                                age groups 10-14 years
Underwear (boys)                     age groups 2-4 years
                                                age groups 5-9 years
                                                age groups 10-14 years