Our Lady of Grace and Union Chapel invite the community to join us in providing shoe boxes full of gifts for children in need around the world through Operation Christmas Child 2017.
It’s easy and will get us all in the spirit of giving!
Just purchase some items from the gift list below and bring them to our community Taco Dinner at Union Chapel on Friday, November 10 – or the week before by dropping them off at the church. (Empty shoe boxes are welcome, too!)
At church school the following Wednesday the children will sort the items according to age and gender, and pack the boxes for shipping. For questions, call Union Chapel 788-7898 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org and learn about Operation Christmas Child.
SUGGESTED GIFT ITEMS
Doll, stuffed animal, clothing, small musical instrument such as a harmonica or recorder, soccer ball with manual pump
Clothing and Accessories
Shirts, pants, loose-fitting sundress, underwear, shoes, socks, flip-flops, hat/scarf/mittens, sunglasses, tote bag or purse, hair bows, friendship bracelets
Foam ball, kickball (with manual pump), finger puppets, slinky, plastic animals, etch-a-sketch, interactive toys with push buttons, lights and noise (include extra batteries), playing cards, jump rope
Comb, hairbrush, toothbrush (no toothpaste), washcloth, packaged bar soap, colorful adhesive bandages, reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils; blanket
Crafts and School Supplies
Pencils, small manual pencil sharpener, pencil case, colored pencils, crayons, markers, pens, coloring pads, coloring books, picture book, notebook, glue stick (not liquid glue), small adhesive tape, art supplies (not liquid), playdough and plastic cookie cutters, stickers, blunt scissors
You may enclose a personal note and photo if you wish. If you include a name and address, the child may be able to write back.
DO NOT INCLUDE
Candy, food, snacks, drink mixes; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; seeds; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.