Friendship Bible Church supports Operation Christmas Child, a division of Samaritan’s Purse, which distributes gospel filled shoeboxes to needy children around the world. The church packed over 1000 shoeboxes at our packing party in November 2018 and is a drop-off site for area churches. The cost to send each shoebox is $9 and fundraisers are held throughout the year to defray shipping costs for the boxes we pack. Donations of items or money toward shipping costs are accepted in various areas in the church, or you may also pack your own box. Anyway you choose, children and their families around the world will know that Jesus loves them!
Suggested items to include in shoeboxes: a WOW toy, school supplies, socks, shoes, small toys, coloring books, hygiene items.
DO NOT include: candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Check out Samaritan’s Purse website for complete information on packing shoeboxes.