We kicked off our 2018 Operation Christmas Child ministry last month with "Christmas In July"! Did you get one of these fun Smartie reminders to pack a shoebox?

Save that extra change so we can add to our OCC budget--the more money we have, the more boxes we can pack and send. Change collection boxes are located outside of the fellowship hall and outside of the church office.

It's August, and that means SCHOOL SUPPLIES! This is the recommended collection item for the month, and happily they are on sale everywhere. Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners, erasers, notebooks/paper, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, protractors, etc, are all great items to include. School supplies are an essential shoebox item since most children cannot attend school without their own supplies.

As always, if you would like to help with our shoebox collection this year, please let me know! Collection week is November 12-19 and will be here before we know it!

Jessica Mathis

Photos from samaritanspurse.org