Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November Play Date

Operation Christmas Child

November 19th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

DBC Old Building Sanctuary

On Wednesday, November 19th, we have the special opportunity to serve side by side with our children as we prepare shoeboxes.  These shoeboxes will then be distributed to needy children around the globe through an international relief organization called Samaritan's Purse.  (Read more about Samaritan's Purse here.

What a wonderful way to help our children think of others during this busy holiday season!!  Please see below on how to be prepared & feel free to pack as many boxes as you would like!

Our Job: 

1.  We will provide labels, directions for packing the boxes, coloring sheets for inside the boxes, & a small craft for the children to complete.

2.  We will have a snack for all box packers! 

If you’d like, bring along a blanket as we will be sitting on the floor to pack our boxes.

Your Job: 

1.  Decide to pack a shoebox (the plastic containers from the dollar store work great!).

2.  Select the type of child you would like to prepare a shoebox(es) for: 

  •  Boy or Girl
  •  Age Range: 2-4 or 5-9 or 10-14

3.  Purchase goodies for the shoebox. Here are some ideas:

  • TOYS small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos,jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • HYGIENE ITEMS toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
  • OTHER hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries) 
  • DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans

4. Bring your goodies to DBC on November 19th at 10AM and fill up a shoebox.

Don't forget $7.00/box for shipping. You can put it directly in your box OR donate online and track your shoebox!  If you donate online, you need to do this BEFORE you come on November 19th.  They will give you a printable label to affix to your box that will allow you to track the box to its final destination.

6. Don't forget to pray for your shoebox recipient(s).

***Click here for everything you need to know about packing a shoebox.***