Greetings CTK Family!
That time of year is once again upon us: Time to pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child!
For the past 25 years, Samaritan’s Purse has been collecting shoebox-sized gifts of school supplies, hygiene items, clothes, and toys. These gifts have been distributed to over 146 million children in over 100 countries around the world—countries ravaged by war, famine, poverty, natural disaster, and disease. Not only do these gifts see to some of the children’s physical needs, but also to their spiritual needs through the sharing of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 2017, our church family gathered 94 shoebox gifts!
Because it is back-to-school time, during the month of August we will be collecting school supplies!
Some examples of needed items are:
- Spiral notebooks
- Pencils and pencil sharpeners
- Pens (any color!)
- Crayons, colored pencils, markers
- Math tools
- Glue Sticks (NO liquid glue)
Please leave your items in the Red Box on the table in the church foyer. In November, we will have a packing party… what better way to kick off the holiday season? Stay tuned for more details!
We will also need to collect a donation of $9 per box to help pay for shipping and ministry materials. Want to pack your own box? All the materials you need to get started are available on the table in the foyer. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org