Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Event
SOTH held an Operation Christmas Child shoe box packing event on Saturday, November 16. Our church was filled with excitement, teamwork and fellowship of 251+ volunteers. We packed 1,187 shoeboxes.
Shepherd of the Hills was designated as the OCC central drop off site for Washington and Ozaukee Counties. Additional shoeboxes were collected during the following week for a total of 16,479 shoeboxes! Our collection site received a GOLD STARAWARD for the past two years for accuracy of shipping records for our cartons and leadership/staffingof our drop off location. NICE JOB Pam, Jeff and the whole team!
Shoeboxes from the midwest were delivered to the countries of Guatemala, Niger, Chile, Namibia, Ukraine, Thailand and Rwanda.
We focus our shoebox gift collection efforts by featuring a few different items each month throughout the year. Donations can be placed in our box by the Food Pantry Shelves.
Monthly Shoebox Gift Donations
- January - Recycled Christmas card fronts
- February - Small stuffed animals
- March - Toothbrush and dental floss
- April - Small toy cars
- May - Small toys and jump ropes
- June - Caps, headbands, combs, hair accessories
- July - School supplies (pencils, erasers, sharpeners, pens, crayons, colored pencils, markers)
- August - School supplies (pencils, erasers, sharpeners, pens, crayons, colored pencils, markers)
- September - Wash cloths and bar soap
- October - Toy balls and tennis balls
- November - shipping donations
- December - small toys
"It's good for me to do things out of my comfort zone. Helping at the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Event has been a great way to meet and get to know my church family better. We are all working together for a wonderful cause. It makes me realize how blessed I am and as God's blessings on each of these children."
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse.