You Can Help! Operation Christmas Child

Published on: November 10, 2015

Filled Under: DCTC General, Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Events/Activities

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A small shoebox can have a big impact.

What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

Members of DCTC’s Christians on Campus are collecting “filler” items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 20.   Each shoebox blesses children with joy, hope, and love. Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.

Delight a child! Donation/gift items needed are:

WOW” items:   such as a soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, toys, puppets, trucks, dolls, musical instrument, outfit or shoes.    You can include items that children will immediately embrace such as yo-yos, jump ropes, balls and toy cars.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family if desired.

Please do NOT include used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

DCTC’s Christians on Campus encourage you to make a difference in a child’s life by donating to this drive.   Drop off boxes are located in the Early Childhood Youth Development area (2-206) on second floor and in Student Life on first floor.  Please drop off donations by Friday, Nov. 20.

Questions?  Contact Judy Jacobs at 651-423-8268; Anna Voight at 651-423-8649; Dawn Braa at 651-423-8315 or Susan Farmer at 651-423-8453.

Thank you!!occ3



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