Lake Tulloch Bible Church

 

"Be the Church"

Operation Christmas Child

 

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an important worldwide ministry of Samaritan's Purse in which Lake Tulloch Bible Church actively participates. LTBC has a team working on a new plan for filling shoe boxes for OCC. Each month starting in April, we will collect items in 6 categories.  We are setting up a table in the Fellowship Hall with bins to drop the donations in.  Suggested gifts are 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.

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.msdupplies.com/shoebox)   

Oriental Trading Company   (orientaltrading.com)

Walmart (late July and early August for school supplies)

Monthy Suggested Gift Lists


April

Hygiene & Personal Care Items

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.
Ask your personal dentist if he/she would donate toothbrushes.

May

Crafts & Activities

Binoculars

Brightly colored rope or twine

Building blocks

Chalkboard with chalk

Coloring books

Coloring pads

Compass

Fishing kit

Gardening kit with gloves and trowel hand tool (Do not include gardening seeds.)

Magnets

Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets and friendship bracelets

Markers

Picture book

Playdough (consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the playdough)

Playing cards

Puzzles

Sewing kit, fabric (1-2 yards), and ribbon

Skipping rope/jump rope

Small adhesive tape

Stickers

Tool set with work gloves

Watercolor set (finger paint palette; crayons; markers (non liquid containers) paint brushes, canvas or paper)

June

To Be Announced

 

 

 

July

To Be Announced

 

 

 

August

To Be Announced

 

 

 

September

To Be Announced