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Operation Christmas Child Leola UMC 2019

posted Jul 1, 2019, 11:42 AM by Lois Kerchner
For 2019
we would like to collect items year round for Operation Christmas Child.  We need your help in collecting donations to fill our shoeboxes, which go to children around the world. Last year we filled 50 shoeboxes with donations.

What ages are the children?  Ages 2 to 14
Where do donations go?  A collection box near the mailboxes in the narthex.
Monetary Donations?  Yes. Shipping is $9 per shoebox. Place monetary donations into a pew envelope marked OCC, and place it in the offering plate.  The children will be taking a collection at the combined services this year for Operation Christmas.
 

Items that cannot be included in Shoeboxes.  Candy; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military toys; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquids); liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.


Suggestions for Items to Donate by Month

Month

Item

Month

Item

January

Combs, Hair Brushes & Hair Ties

June

Coloring Books & Stickers

February

Hats,Gloves,Scarves

July

Wash clothes & Bar Soap

March

Toothbrushes & Dental Floss

August

Colored Pencils, Crayons

April

Jump Rope & Toy Cars

September

Pencils, Pens, Pencil Sharpeners

May

Legos & Baby dolls

October

Handwritten Note to Recipient

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