Operation Christmas Child

Please join Franklin UMC as we again participate in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child mission. Last year was a huge success and we’d like to do it again this year! There will be empty shoe boxes in the back of the church along with envelopes to indicate the gender and age group of the child for which you create the gift box. The suggested donation to include in your envelope/box is $9.00, which funds the collection, processing and shipping for this shoe box mission. If you choose to donate online you will be able to print off a label and follow your box to see where it goes.

Things that CAN BE INCLUDED in the boxes are: school supplies -EX: paper, pencils, pens, erasers, calculator, etc.; playing cards; plush toys; plastic toys; batteries (but if they are loose, both ends must be covered with tape); DRY paint sets (such as water colors); glue sticks; tool kits (HOWEVER saws and pocket knives are NOT permitted); scissors; colorful squirt guns that DO NOT resemble a real gun; camouflage items that DO NOT look like camo a soldier would wear – EX: pink or colored camouflage is safe as are camo pencils, wallets or socks; glow sticks; wet wipes; lip balm or lipstick (NOT lip gloss); play dough; compact mirrors; hair brush; wash cloth; bar soap, toothbrush.

Things that CANNOT BE INCLUDED in the boxes are: candy of any sort, toothpaste, liquids of any sort, matches, anything related to war.
The collection week is November 16th, so please return the filled boxes to the church by Sunday November 8th, 2020.

More information can also be found at www.samaritanspurse.org. Once you are on the website and open the menu, click on What We Do and then click on Operation Christmas Child. Here you will find a page full of information, you may wish to start by clicking on Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions about the program, please see Sara Wiegel.