Operation Christmas Child is a year round outreach at Zion Lutheran. You can pick up a shoe box at the church any time. Boxes are returned to Zion the first part of November and taken to shipping points in the area. You can fill your shoebox gift with these suggested items:
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, Slinky®, etc.
Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Tooth brush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches
**A PERSONAL NOTE
In a separate envelope, you may choose to enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself and/or family. If you include your name and address, the child may write back.
***Do Not Include:
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.
You do not want to fill a shoebox? Consider one of these ways to support the drive. You can drop off donated items to the church or give a monetary donation. It costs $7 to send a box overseas. Your monetary donations can be dropped off at the church office or placed in the offering plate marked - ‘Operation Christmas Child’
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