It's that time of year again to prepare for Christmas, Operation- Shoeboxes. We'll be meeting to package Christmas boxes for kids in developing countries (sponsored through Samaritan Purse). We're aiming for 86 boxes!! We will be wrapping plastic containers again .
This is a great opportunity for kids (young and old) to get involved in the Christmas spirit.
We'll be meeting on Friday November 22nd at the YSPC GYM at 7 pm for dinner and afterwards packaging and wrapping the boxes with lots of school supplies, hygienic items and toys. Dinner is provided by ELM.
This event would not be possible without all the wonderful donations provided by YOU! We are asking you to consider donating items that can fill up those boxes.
If you would like to donate things to include in the boxes, please sign up for the items listed. Please keep to the list as designated. ALL items can be purchased at your local Dollar Tree stores, Five Below, Walmart, Target or elsewhere. Please keep in mind that toy items need to be small enough to fit into the shoebox along with other items. You are welcomed to sign up for 1 or more things. If you can bring the items to church before the 22nd, please leave it in the ELM office. Otherwise, please bring the items to church on the by 22nd by 6:30 PM during set up time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: if an item has a (#) next to it, that means we will need (#) of that item. For example.
12 toothpastes (6) = 12 toothpastes x 6 = 72 toothpastes. You're only signing up to buy 12 toothpastes, but 6 different people need to sign up to get 72 toothpastes.
Let me know if you have any questions. If you desire to buy something besides the list below, please let me know.
I encourage you to buy early as many churches use Dollar Tree as a supplier for Operation Shoebox and supplies go FAST!
The last day to sign up will be Tuesday, November 19th.
Please remember that whatever you sign up for is a donation, and won't be reimbursed by the church.
LASTLY, we will need help with set up at 6:30 PM. If you're available to help, please let me know.
Thank you for participating in this joyous event.
God's Blessings to you!
7:00pm - 10:00pm EST