Penn Valley Church

OCC Packing Party 2018

Join us at our 3rd annual packing party to pack 2,600 gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to bless needy children all around the world.  All items are provided but donations of small toys, school supplies, and small, clean stuffed animals are welcome.  We will begin with a kick-off program at 9:00 am, but come at any time and stay as long as you wish.  A light lunch will be provided. (Online sign-up is not necessary, but is helpful in determining how much food to prepare.)  Children are welcome with parental supervision. We also need assistance Friday night, November 9th to help setup for the packing party. 

If you are interested in helping us financially to ship these boxes, please go to  It will cost us $23,400 to ship these boxes ($9/box), and all assistance is appreciated.

To read about the origins of Penn Valley's packing party, go here.

For more information on Operation Christmas Child, go to

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST)


You will be carrying boxes out of Sabrina's house and loading them into vehicles to be transported to the church. While it is helpful if you have a truck or van, it is not necessary.

11/09/2018 (Fri) 409 Wexford Way, Telford, PA 18969
5:00pm - 6:15pm   
4 slots filled - more available
Josh & Katie Stoneback (2)
Barb Silverman
Brian Orme

Unloaders/Table & Room Setup

You will be setting up the gym, as well as helping to unload the vehicles when they come filled with the shoebox items. Other tasks include putting labels on boxes, putting up signs, & other odd jobs. There will be sitting down tasks available.

11/09/2018 (Fri) Penn Valley Church
6:00pm - 9:00pm   
6 slots filled - more available
Josh & Katie Stoneback (2)
Doug & Susan Conety (2)
Brian Orme
Melissa Orme


You will be checking people in when they come & directing them where they should go. Please feel free to help pack boxes before and after your Greeter time slot.

11/10/2018 (Sat) Penn Valley Church
8:40am - 10:30am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Holly Kelly
10:30am - 12:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mike Silverman
Donna Lavecchia
12:30pm - 2:30pm (2)  
2:30pm - 4:30pm (2)  

Carton Unloaders

Strong, able-bodied people are needed to unload the cartons from the trucks at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harleysville and carry them into the church's storage garage. The cartons will be heavy.

11/10/2018 (Sat) Covenant Presbyterian Church
5:00pm - 5:45pm (12)  
1 of 12 slots filled
Tony Shaw

Kitchen Help

You will be assisting in preparing the lunch and cleaning up the kitchen afterwards.

11/10/2018 (Sat) Penn Valley Church
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Barb Silverman

Shoebox Packers

Many people of all ages are needed all throughout the day to pack the shoeboxes. Kids should be chaperoned by their guardian. You do not have to come for the whole day. Please write in the comments your best estimate of the time range you'll be there.

11/10/2018 (Sat) Penn Valley Church
9:00am - 5:00pm   
32 slots filled - more available
jane reagan
Christine Schmidt
Ashley And Shaelynn Young (2)
We’re able to help from 9-12
Josh & Katie Stoneback (2)
Chris Moyer
Ruth Worthington (3)
Renna Derstine (2)
Wanda Alderfer
Andrew Saunders (8)
Valerie Alburger (3)
Our family will be there for some of the morning!!!!
Steph Shaw (3)
Betsy Moyer (4)
Laura Benner
I will be there from 9:00-1:00.

Carton Packers/Shoebox Movers

You will be carrying shoeboxes to the cartons, packing the cartons, and helping load the cartons on the trucks. You do not have to come for the whole day. Please write in the comments your best estimate of the time range you'll be there.

11/10/2018 (Sat) Penn Valley Church
9:00am - 5:00pm (9)  
1 of 9 slots filled
Tony Shaw

Ladies' Table

11/10/2018 (Sat) Penn Valley Church
9:00am - 5:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Gloria Stoneback
Betty Landes
Helen Moyer
Renna Derstine
Rose Derstine
Peg Schwartz

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