Last week our students saw a film during chapel about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Our school has decided to participate in this amazing program this year. Here is what you need to know.
Starting Monday, November 3rd, we will begin collecting items that we will package together in shoeboxes as a school.
These are the kinds of items we are looking for:
Toys: Dolls, deflated soccer balls with pumps, cars, puzzles, jump ropes, etc.
School Supplies: Pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, etc.
Accessories: Socks, hats, t-shirts, flip flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.
These items need to be appropriate for children ages 5-9.
Please do not include any used or damaged items, any war-related items, balloons, seeds, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medicines or vitamins, or any breakable items. Also, please be considerate if shopping at the dollar store. We do not want items that will break easily or wear out quickly.
We also will need $7 per box to cover shipping cost so please consider money donations as well.
Lastly, if you would like to donate plastic shoe boxes, this would be helpful in making sure the items remain intact during shipping. Please no plastic boxes from the dollar store, as we have had experiences with them breaking easily.
So there you have it! 🙂 Please start collecting these items with your children. Encourage them to earn and use their own money to help buy supplies. Begin asking neighbors, family and friends to help us out!
We will be collecting these items over the month of November, and we will assemble them as a school on November 21st before our all school Thanksgiving Pie Feast.
We are very excited about this opportunity as it fulfills our mission of #buildingcommunity and #makingdisciples as we educate our students! Please be praying this month for the success of this program, and that it would be a great learning experience for your children, blessing both our school and the children who will be receiving these items.