Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful opportunity for you to be involved in a simple, hands-on project of Samaritan’s Purse that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift. It’s simple in that all you have to do is fill a shoe box – an OCC box or one of your own – with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys (some restrictions apply). The boxes are collected then distributed to children in various parts of the world regardless of gender, race, or religion.
YOU TOO CAN PACK A SHOEBOX! Click on this link to find out how.
This year we are encouraging our church family to do one or more of the following:
- Pack a box (limited supply available at the church) OR
- Pack a virtual box online OR
- Donate online and have OCC fill a box for you.
National Collection Week is Nov. 16-22, 2020
Note: Palmerston E.M.C is no longer a local Drop Off Location*. You can find out where your nearest drop off centre is by clicking here: Drop Off Locations
*IF YOU ATTEND PEMC, our shoebox dedication Sunday is November 15. Boxes need to be returned by this date; otherwise it will be up to you to deliver your box(es) to a Drop Off location.
If you would like to learn more about Operation Christmas Child, visit the Operation Christmas Child website. While there, you can read about the impact the shoe boxes have had in various countries around the world.