This week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! OCC is a global service project organized by Samaritan’s Purse that allows anyone – individuals to large groups – to participate by filling shoe boxes full of gifts and necessities for young girls and boys that live in impoverished areas across the world. Over the years, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered about 61 million boxes!
Want to get started? There are a few steps to follow to complete a box:
* Use an empty shoe box or a small plastic container. Feel free to wrap your gift in holiday wrapping, but make sure to wrap the lid separately from the box.
* Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark this on your box in some way.
* Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child, such as toys and school supplies, and necessity items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
* Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box.
* Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop off at the Center for Community Engagement during our collection week [November 17-24].
For more information, stop by the Center for Community Engagement, which is located directly across from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Benedum Campus Center, or email the CCE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information from Samaritan’s Purse on this amazing global service project, go here:
For the WVWC story, written by Allison Shaw, follow this link! 🙂