We are half way through National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. Brian and I had the honor to organize the packing party at our church this year. We started with a potluck dinner that brought together about 75 of our church members (mostly associated with the children’s ministry!) We shared the Uncle Si video on how to pack a shoe box. Have you seen it? If not, you are missing out so here it is …
We then explained how we set-up the tables in the sanctuary with all of the shoe box donations. Here is what we saw as the children and families started walking through to fill up more shoe boxes (most of them came with already packed shoe boxes!)
Then came the task of getting the shoe boxes to the drop off center near us. This was a huge task that Brian took on to do this week while the kids were in school. The van was stuffed with 172 shoe boxes!
Matthew helped unload at the drop off center. See him?
Here is the shirt design from this year that the volunteers were wearing!
So many volunteers were hard at work getting the shoe boxes together to be shipped out of our local area!
Are you participating in Operation Christmas Child National Collection week? We are excited to see where the boxes go that the kids packed up before the packing party at the church. We paid online so we could see where in the world they went!
Tell us how you participate in Operation Christmas Child. We love to hear new ideas … especially, as we start to think about how to add to our church’s donation efforts next year!