UPDATE: November 2018
Operation Christmas Child for 2018 has closed, with 100 boxes of exciting and useful gifts provided.
100 boxes = 100 happy and blessed children, families and communities
THANK YOU to all who contributed so much this year.
Last year we sent off 45 boxes and it would be great if we could double this with 90 boxes or even more this year. Imagine the excitement of the children who will receive these wonderful gifts.
We will be collecting different items at each Sunday Service at 10.00 am.
I have listed below what we would like to collect with dates. Please bring your items to Church and put them in the collection crate. Remember to keep the items small as we are limited by the size of the box. Thank you for your willingness to share in this.
|April—Something for School||May—Something to Play with|
|1||6||tennis ball, skipping rope, cars|
|8||Introduction||13||yo-yo, slinky, purse, marbles|
|15||pencils, sharpener, eraser, exercise book||20||plastic animals, finger puppets|
|22||colouring pencils, textas, chalk||27||musical instrument, wind-up torch, small frisbee|
|29||pencil case, pens, note books, stickers|
|June—Something to Love||July—Something to Wear|
|3||small stuffed toy, doll||1||t-shirt, polo shirt|
|10||something Aussie||8||t-shirt, polo shirt|
|17||something Aussie||15||shorts, skirt|
|24||teddy bear, small blanket||22||shorts, skirt|
|29||cap, beanie, thongs, sunglasses|
|August—Something for Personal Hygiene||September—Something Special|
|5||soap, face washer, toothbrush||2||stickers, craft kits|
|12||soap, face washer, toothbrush||9||small carry bag, Christmas card
SUPPLEMENTARY: pens, lead pencils
|19||hairbrush, comb, scrunchies||16||small carry bag, Christmas card
SUPPLEMENTARY: notepads, pencil cases
|26||hair-clips, jewellery, etc||23||a personal note, a photo of yourself/your family
SUPPLEMENTARY: soap, toothbrush
|30||a personal note, a photo of yourself/your family
SUPPLEMENTARY: comb, hair ties
SUPPLEMENTARY items are those required to complete the complement of boxes
October—$10.00 per box & Packing Nights
The boxes need to be ready for delivery/pick up by end of October.
Monday nights—15 & 22 October
6.00 pm—Dinner & 7.00 pm—Packing
Everyone is invited to come along and share in a fellowship dinner before packing.
Please bring along food that is easy to share and enjoy the fellowship.