Pack an OCC Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child is in full swing at West Covina Christian Church. If you haven’t picked up a shoebox, stop by the table in the entryway next Sunday.

Before you start packing, review this checklist

  • Find a standard-size shoebox or pick one up at the church next Sunday.

  • Fill it with a “wow” toy and other gifts.

  • Pray for the child who will receive your shoebox and, if you’d like, include a note or photo.

  • Include a $9 donation or give online through Follow You

  • Drop off your shoebox at the church by Sunday, November 11

Now, prepare your shopping list from the following suggestions:

  • WOW Items — an outfit, shoes, musical instrument, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, doll

  • Toys — toy cards, jump ropes, yo-yos, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries)

  • Accessories — socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry and watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

  • School Supplies — pens, pencils and sharpeners; crayons and markers; notebooks and paper; coloring and picture books; solar calculators

  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items — toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs

  • A personal note — a message to the child or a photo of yourself, family, and group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

For more information on Operation Christmas Child, see Arleen Koshimizu this Sunday.