OCC Christmas in July

Our youth ministry needs your help!!

Each fall our youth ministry serves in partnering with Samaritan’s Purse through their shoebox ministy called Operation Christmas Child.  Though the church families generous donations, we have packed 90+ boxes for the past several years.

Throughout the month of July, the youth will be hosting a OCC donation drive called “Christmas in July”. Each week there will be an opportunity for the church family to participate by bringing in suggested OCC shoebox items.

The donations received for shoeboxes will provide an open door for children throughout the world to hear the gospel.

Below are suggested shoebox items:

WOW! Items:
Medium to Large item that will capture a child’s attention the instant he/she opens the box (balls, stuffed animals, toys, puppets, cars, trucks, dolls, musical instrument, outfit, shoes, jump ropes, yo-yo’s, etc.)

School Supplies:
pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items:
toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washclothes, etc.

T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets, etc.

Prohibited Items:
Candy, used or damaged items, war-related items (toy guns, military figures, knives), chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items, aerosol cans.


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Myers at myersangel01@gmail.com.