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Operation Christmas Child in July

May 29, 2019 Shawna Diehl Giving, Kids

Partner with us to help children around the world

Please help us celebrate Christmas in July by supporting Operation Christmas Child. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed more than one hundred million shoebox gifts to children worldwide. This summer, with your help, our VBS kids will fill 250+ boxes to be shipped to boys and girls around the world. We’d be grateful for your help with the following:

OPTION 1 - PICK UP A PURCHASE ASSIGNMENT at the MC Connections Center and then drop off donations at the MC Kids Center by Sunday, July 7, 2019.

OPTION 2 - SHOP and buy gifts for kids ages 5-9 to be put into shoeboxes:

  • Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, small stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc. • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • Please Do Not Include: used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

OPTION 3 - SPONSOR A BOX by giving online now (select 6-Faith Promise, Operation Christmas Child) OR by texting "OCC" to 818-330-1180.  You can also place your donation in the offering, payable to Montrose Church with “Operation Christmas Child” noted in the memo.

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