OCC 2016 is here!!  Collection Sunday is November 20!

We are also a relay center again this year – which means during National Collection Week (Nov. 14-21) we collect thousands of boxes from other churches and organizations within our community, then take those boxes to the Collection Center in Hilliard, and from there they go to the processing warehouse in North Carolina. If you want to help out in the Relay Center, please contact Jen Whisler for more info.


See below for more information on packing a shoebox. Or follow this link to the official OCC site.


How to pack a shoe box


TOYS… Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries) Slinky, etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES… Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, ectc.
HYGIENE ITEMS… Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
OTHER… Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A PERSONAL NOTE… In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)


Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children living in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and the gospel of Jesus Christ. This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse provides an opportunity for people of ALL ages to be involved in a world-wide mission that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas: God’s love. In 2011, Operation Christmas Child collected millions of shoeboxes for children in 130 countries.

We are looking for folks to join our team to make OCC a year-round ministry at CenterPoint. If you want to be a part of this team, please contact Jen Whisler.


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