Operation Christmas Child
Every Christmas season, people across the US put little treasures, candies, stuffed animals etc. in shoe boxes to be shipped overseas to children who may not have ever received a present before. Most importantly, they hear the gospel, and in many cases they accept the Lord. You can pack as many boxes as you feel lead to do. The dollar store is a wonderful place to get a lot for your money. Once you’ve followed the instructions given below on packing your shoe box, you can bring it to the Broadway Christian Church office or bring it with you to one of our church services and drop it off at the OCC table in the lobby during collection time.
3 ways to participate during collection time!
Bring your filled boxes (and $10 for shipping) to the Lobby on Sundays or the Church Office during the week.
Donate $20 per box and we will do the shopping/shipping for you! Just bring your donations to the Church Office during the week.
Build a box online!! CLICK HERE!
How to Pack a Shoebox:
TOYS! Start with a central item that a child will cherish, like a beautiful doll, a deflated soccer ball with pump, or a plush stuffed animal. Then add quality items like cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump ropes, etc.
School Supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc. Hygiene Items such as toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, etc.
ACCESSORIES such as socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.
A Personal Note and photo of you and your family/group. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
Younger Children: Blankets, sticker and picture books, blocks, finger puppets, pages of colorful stickers.
Older Children: Small tools, tape measures, sewing kits, fabric squares, etc; deflated balls with pumps and needles; solar calculators, rulers, scissors; jewelry; deodorant.