OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
OCC is an organization dedicated to giving boxes of Christmas gifts to children in third-world countries. Each box can raise funds to better the standard of living for children by providing clean water, education, vaccinations, etc. OCC changes lives!
TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), 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, washcloths, etc.
ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
How Can You Help?
1) Pack a bag of donations (can be packed in a grocery bag)
You can choose to collect gifts for a boy or girl of different age ranges
-you can shop for kids: ages 2-4, 5-9, & 10-14
***please make sure everything you bring can fit into a shoebox!***
Donations accepted Now - 12/9
1 bag = 1 hour of service
***RECORD YOUR HOURS ON THE LOG (in Mr. Creason’s room)
Drop them off in G-8 anytime during this week :)
2) Help us pack the goodies in the OCC shoeboxes!
Where: Mr. Creason's room (G-8)
Dec. 12 - 16 at lunch
1 lunch attended = 1 hour of service
***Congrats to our OCC coordinators, Amanda Lurey and Anish Kar! Thank you to everyone who applied- it was a close call! We encourage you all to apply for leadership and coordinator positions in the future!