Operation Christmas Child @ EBC

Thank You to everyone who helped make our 2019 collection for OCC a success. We were able to help pack and ship 54 shoeboxes. That is 54 children who will be blessed with a physical gift this year as well as a chance to hear the Gospel message. 

We look forward to 2020 and hope you will join us next year. As you see items on sale you can stock up at home or bring them to the church and we will store them for next year. 

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.