OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC)
Samaritan’s Purse is a ministry that collects and packs shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993 more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
May Valley Church has been packing shoeboxes for 8+ years both individually and as a Church. Every year we host a large packing party where the shoeboxes are filled with precious gifts. This is made possible through donations from our church family as well as our community. In 2015 we packed 53 shoeboxes, in 2021 we packed 426 and our goal this year is to pack 500 shoeboxes! So exciting to see how God has increased the number of children blessed, each year!
Ages for either boy or girl are:
2-4 years old
5-9 years old
10-14 years old
Below is a link to Smaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child website:
How you can help:
Donations for supplies:
There is a signup sheet in the church lobby for you to sign up to donate funds for items we still need for the packing party. Pledge your support by signing up for items needed, then write a check made out to May Valley Church, write OCC supplies in the memo line) You can also donate online, write OCC supplies in the memo line.
Kari will use the donations to purchase these supplies.
Saturday work parties 1pm to 4pm:
We are meeting downstairs to help with unpacking, sorting, & counting supplies. Please join us any time during the hours if you can help. Dates are: 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Church Packing Party is on Nov 12, 2022 downstairs in fellowship hall.
Please join us for our packing party on Saturday November 12th
There will be a signup sheet coming soon in the church lobby to sign up for a time to come.
For more information or questions, please contact Kari at 425-681-4056