Lake Tulloch Bible Church

 

"Be the Church"

Operation Christmas Child

by Mark L. Holz on April 1, 2024

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
As was announced earlier, we have a team working on a new plan for filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (aka OCC).  Each month starting in April, we will collect items in 6 different categories.  For April, we will collect Hygiene and Personal Care items.  We are setting up a table in Fellowship Hall with bins to drop the donations in.  A list of suggested gifts is listed below and will also be available at the table.  Each month, there will be a new category and a new list of suggested gifts 
At the end of October, we will set up all of the donated items and have a packing party.  Our goal for 2024 is to pack 200 boxes.  We are excited to see how well we can do when we work together as a church to spread the gospel through this program.


Suggested list of items for April:

  • Adhesive bandages (colorful ones can help a child be more willing to use them.  Please, no bandages that include liquid antibiotic ointment.
  • Bar Soap (packaged or in a container)
  • Comb
  • Compact mirror
  • Flashlight;  Solar powered or crank preferred.  If battery operated, be sure to include extra batteries.
  • Hairbrush
  • Nail clipper and file.
  • Non-liquid Lip Balm
  • Re-useable plastic containers (cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils.
  • Stick deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows,
    bracelets, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space.

     

Places to purchase in bulk:

  • Amazon (go to Amazon.com then enter "Operation Christmas Child" in the search bar for OCC bulk purchase items through Amazon)
  • Dollar Tree      (dollartree.com)
  • Hobby Lobby   (hobbylobby.com)
  • MD Supplies   (https://www.mdsupplies.com/shoebox)
  • Oriental Trading Company   (orientaltrading.com)
  • Walmart (late July and early August for school supplies)
Ask your personal dentist if he/she would donate toothbrushes.
 
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