ABOUT OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. In 2016, Operation Christmas Child collected enough shoebox gifts to reach 11.4 million children. Shoebox gifts are collected in the U.S., Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Spain and the U.K. n More than 500,000 volunteers worldwide, with more than 100,000 of those in the United States, are involved in collecting, shipping and distributing shoebox gifts.
COLLECTING ITEMS NOW!
Last year, Hope Chapel packed over 150 “shoeboxes” during its packing party for “Operation Christmas Child.” This year we would love to see over 200 boxes packed at the packing party. We begin collecting items during Vacation Bible Spectacular.
PACKING PARTY = SEPTEMBER 23, 4 – 6 PM
Help us put together as many boxes as we have items for. It’s a time to pack but we also party to celebrate afterwards.