Operation Christmas Child 2017

What is “Operation Christmas Child?” Why would Wellspring get involved?

Each year, an organization called “Samaritan’s Purse”  serves tens of thousands of children throughout the globe, giving them small Christmas presents and presenting the gospel, using the name of “Operation Christmas Child.” This Christmas season, Wellspring is partnering with them to help children throughout the globe know the good news of Jesus and give them small gifts. Our goal this year is to fill 200 shoe boxes! You can help by committing to fill a shoe box with $10-15 in small gifts, and bring that box with $10 to help cover shipping by Sunday, November 12th.  See the information table at church on Sundays or our Children’s Minister Amy for more information AND plan to join us as we have a packing party on Saturday, November 18th from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Palm Valley Community Center.

Would you like to fill a shoe box?

Here are some items that you could put in a box:

1. A “WOW” Item:

  • A Doll
  • A Soccer Ball (deflated and add a pump)
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Small Musical Instrument
  • Handmade Item (scarf/dress/etc)
  • Small Backpack
  • Sewing Kit (add ribbon/fabric)
  • Jump Rope
  • Puzzles
  • Binoculars
  • Playing Cards

2. Personal Care Item:

  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothbrush (**NOT TOOTHPASTE**)
  • Washcloth & Bar Soap (packaged or in container)
  • Band-Aids
  • Reusable plastic containers (cup/plate/utensils)
  • Chapstick
  • Flashlight (hand crank OR add extra batteries)
  • Mirror
  • Nail Clippers/File
  • Deodorant
  • Female Items (if for older girls)

3. School Supplies:

  • Pencils/Pens
  • Crayons/Colored Pencils/Markers
  • Safety Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Small Notebook
  • Stickers
  • Index Cards

4. Clothing/Accessories:

  • Underwear
  • Shoes/Socks/Flip Flops
  • Hat/Scarf/Mittens
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Purse
  • Hair Accessories (elastics/clips/bows)