Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a ministry operated by Franklin Graham that demonstrates God’s love to hurting children by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to them all over the world! The shoebox can be packed with small gifts such as small toys, school supplies, hygiene items and a stuffed toy. You pick whether you want to pack a box for a boy/girl, select an age category and fill your box! OCC adds a message about Jesus in the language of the designated country to share the love of Jesus. You can be involved….pack a shoebox!
Gift ideas: UNO cards and Dominos are universal to all countries due to the game being played based on color or number of dots. Slinkys are another great item. Small backpacks and toolkits are a great older boy suggested item. Remember to include one “wow” item such as a stuffed animal or doll.
Questions…call Shawn Belmont at 513-276-7322.
Operation Christmas Child Mission Statement
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Samaritans Purse website: www.samaritanspurse.org