Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child will be collecting items for boxes this week, Nov 18 -22. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated..Donations can be brought directly to PRJH . Below is some information that may be helpful

Most recommended items to pack in your Operation Christmas Child shoebox:

school supplies – chalkboards with chalk, pencils, scissors
toys – soccer ball with pump, dolls
make-your-own crafts – add your personal touch
non-liquid hygiene items – bar soap, toothbrush
clothing accessories – tops, shoes, socks, hair bows, gloves, scarves
non-chocolate candy – caramels, taffy, gummy bears
a personal note from your family – if you include your name and address it’s possible that the child could write you back!

Items that should not be included in your shoebox:-

used or damaged items
war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
chocolate or food – due to customs regulations
out-of-date candy – make sure that the expiration date is at least six months after National Collection Week (November 16 – 23, 2015)
liquids or lotions – these can spill and get all over the other items
medications or vitamins
breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers
aerosol cans

Some items are not permitted due to obvious reasons, but you should try to review and consider each item before including it in your shoebox. For example, if you want to send a CD, that is allowed, but the child receiving the CD might not have a CD player. There could even be the potential for that child not having access to reliable electricity where they are located. So, while you are able to send a CD, there are more aspects of that CD to consider.

If an item requires batteries, it’s also a good idea to include extra batteries as those might not be available to the child. And please note that loose batteries must have both ends covered according to the packing tips.

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