Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child:

We have begun collecting items for our OCC Shoeboxes.  That may seem early, but OCC is a year-round ministry.  It is our hope to increase the number of shoeboxes BRC collects; remembering that each shoebox is one more child reached.  We will focus on specific items bi-monthly, but you are certainly not limited to these items.  Any appropriate shoebox items are always accepted at any time! 

Please see Cindy or Jeff Toom with any questions, ideas or volunteer interest.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give. 

A collection box is located on the shelf across from the kitchen. 

  • March/April- toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, washclothes, combs, hair accessories
  • May/June- children's socks and t-shirts(all sizes), ball caps, flashlights w/batteries, sunglasses
  • July/August- School supplies (no scissors or bottled glue), crayons, pencils, spiral notebooks and folders
  • September/October- small toys and games such as ball, dolls, stuffed animals, small cars, kazoos, harmonicas, jump ropes, yo-yos.....

Watch for details of our special BRC Packing Event on November 13!

National Collection Week is November 14-21

Someone will be at BRC during the following times to accept Shoeboxes:

Monday 11/14-Friday 11/18 - 
11:00am-12:30pm, & 6:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday 11/19 - 10:00am-1:00pm

Sunday 11/20 - 12:00 pm-3:00pm

Monday 11/21 -  9:30am-12:30pm



To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, visit the Samaritan's Purse website:  http://www.samaritanspurse.org/