Join us for our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Cafeteria.
To make this day a success, we need your help!
First, even if you can’t make the party itself, you can help by bringing in items to pack in the shoeboxes. We’re hoping to pack at least 600 boxes this day to go toward our final shoebox count, so we need lots of items to make this happen! You can download a list of items needed here. Every gift of school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, and toys helps us get there. Drop off items in the collection bins in the Welcome Center, Hightower Hall and the Lobby on Sundays or in the church office during the week.
You can also donate money toward this effort by writing OCC on your check or giving envelope or by giving online and choosing “Operation Christmas Child” in the dropdown menu. We need donated items and money by noon on Wednesday, November 4th.
Secondly, come and pack with us! We’re going to get started at 10:00 a.m. and pack until noon, or until all the boxes are finished.
Grab, Pack, Stack, Repeat
Our Packing Party is an opportunity for you to help us pack the items that people have donated. We’ll have stations set up for all the various items available to pack. Just grab a box, walk around and put items inside, get them ready for shipping, then do it all over again. It’s such fun! At the end, we’ll stack the boxes and pray over them.
Prayer is so important. Please be in prayer now for Operation Christmas Child. Pray about how God would like for you to be involved. Pray for our efforts to collect boxes, the volunteers throughout Samaritan’s Purse that will deliver the boxes, and especially for the recipients of the boxes. OCC is a wonderful way for us to help spread the gospel and make disciples.
If you want to bring in your already filled boxes this day, you can do that as well! The last Sunday to turn in boxes is November 17th.
We will be practicing social distancing at this event. We will have hand sanitizer, disposable masks, and disposable gloves available.
Maybe you can’t make the Packing Party, but you still want to help. There are several other ways you can serve with OCC, and specifically with our Packing Party preparations.
Box Folding and Labeling: We need help folding boxes and labeling them for the Packing Party. Dates and times coming.
Packing Party Prep: Thursday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Friday, November 6th from 8:30 a.m. until we’re done – This is when we get everything set up for our Packing Party. We need lots of hands to help sort and organize thousands of items. Most of the job are fairly physical, but we do have some sit-down bundling and sorting jobs for those with limited mobility. Because of the nature of the tasks for these two days, we are unable to allow children to be present, but they are welcome to join you for the Packing Party!
Check out our OCC Volunteer page for even more details.