Christ’s Church Prime Timers participates each year in Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes have delighted children and opened doors for the Gospel in some of the most remote places on earth. Each child receives a brightly decorated shoebox, filled with gifts.

The Samaritan’s Purse Ministry is a non-profit Christian Relief Organization that delivers boxes to boys and girls ages two to fourteen. This ministry is not just reaching children with gifts, but also sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through Christian literature distributed with the boxes.

To make this happen, we need your help.  We need the following donated items that can fit in a shoebox (we are not collecting any empty shoeboxes this year). A container will be available in the foyer for your donations.  Items need to be turned in by Sunday, November 13th.  For more info, call Susan Lilja.

  • Toys: Dolls, inflatable soccer balls with pump, plastic kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch-a-Sketches, Slinkies, games, etc.
  • School Supplies:  Pencil sharpeners, markers, stamps, pencils, pens, coloring books, crayons, writing pads, solar calculators, etc.
  • Hygiene items:  Toothbrushes, soap, combs, washcloths, dental floss, etc.
  • Other:  Sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, T-shirts, mittens, toy jewelry, hair clips, watches, small picture books, small cups, etc..

Do not donate:  Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, seeds, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.