Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. For more information go to www.SamaritansPurse.org.
Dover Bethany's goal this year is to fill 1,200 shoe boxes. We will be collecting items all year and having a grand shoe box packing party in November. Items may be dropped off at the church any time. There are containers in the narthex.
In 2016 we exceeded our goal by packed and shipped over 1,100 shoe boxes.
NOTICE: Starting in 2017 - NO Toothpaste, NO Candy/Gum of any type.
When considering items remember the dimensions of the box: 6" wide, 4 1/4" high, 11" long.
Because of shipping and foreign country restrictions we are also unable to send glass, liquids, or military related items.
Prayerfully consider things for girls and boys ages 2 through 14.
Our core items include toothbrushes, washcloths, combs, bars of soap, stuffed animals, coloring books and packs of 24 crayons. Then we finish filling the boxes with toys, crafts, school supplies, personal items...all sorts of things God leads to purchase.
We encourage you to watch for great buys on clearance items.
Thank you for your faithfulness to this mission project.
Bathe each item you purchase in prayer!
Click HERE to see the list of items currently purchased.