Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, has delivered over 146 million shoeboxes to children around the world. Each shoe box is filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other gifts.
A colorful Gospel storybook, translated into the child’s own language, is also included. Discipleship programs are offered as well to help children grow into lifelong followers of Jesus!
Filling a shoe box is easy to do. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org for more information about:
- How to pack a shoe box gift
- Age and gender of the child (you choose)
- Gifts that are appropriate to buy and gifts that are not
- How to help with shipping expenses
FYI: Toothpaste and candy are not allowed in shoeboxes this year due to increased restrictions entering some countries.
National Shoebox Collection Week is November 13-20. Shoeboxes may be dropped off at Dearborn Hills UMC during the following collection hours:
Monday, Nov. 13 – 5:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, Nov. 14 – 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, Nov. 16 – 5:00-8:00pm
Friday, Nov. 17 – 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 18 – 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 19 – Noon-2:00pm
Monday, Nov. 20 – 8:00-10:00am
If you have any questions, please contact the church office (812-637-3993) or email email@example.com.
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