Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a ministry of Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse. FBBC is the regional collection center.
National Collection Week for 2012 is November 12-19.
Monday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday from 9:00 to 12:00 NOON (absolutely no later than noon on Monday)
We invite you to join us in collecting and packing shoe boxes that will be shipped across the world to impact the lives of millions of children. Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has collected more than 85 million gift-filled shoe boxes to share with hurting children around the world. Check out The Power of a Simple Gift then join us in participating in Operation Christmas Child this year.
If you choose to pack a shoe box, you can follow these FIVE SIMPLE STEPS:
1. SHOE BOX
Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required.
2. BOY OR GIRL?
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.
3. FILL WITH GIFTS
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.
DO NOT INCLUDE any of the following:
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans
Check out this Packing a Shoebox video for assistance.
4. INCLUDE YOUR DONATION
Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs.* You can give online, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.
You may also donate online and follow your box by clicking here.
5. DROP OFF @ Florida Blvd. Baptist Church
National Collection Week is November 12 - 19, 2012 ; Drop off times, Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 NOON - (absolutely no later than noon on Monday, November 19)
If you have further questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Dave Tettleton or Pat Humphries at (225) 272-3740.