Operation Christmas Child @ EBC

Thank you to everyone who helped us to pack shoeboxes for 2020. Each shoebox not only blesses a child with some needed items that meet their physical needs, it also opens the door for that child to hear the Gospel message. Continue to pray as children around the world will receive their shoebox and a chance to hear the Gospel message. 

Stay tuned as we plan and prepare for 2021.

Packing Ideas - Do's & Dont's

- Wow Item -

Start with a medium to large item that will capture a child's attention the minute they open their box. 

Examples: Soccer Ball with pump, stuffed animal, toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.) Musical instrument, outfit, shoes. 

- Other Suggestions - 

Toys: Toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries in package). 

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books. 

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries in package). 

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a not to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include a name and address the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include:

Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war related items or weapons; chocolate or food; fruit rolls; fruit snacks; drink mixes; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes, glass containers or aerosol cans.