Operation Christmas Child 2019

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Last year we sent off 101 boxes and it would be great if we could send at least 100 boxes again 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.

(POSTAGE—G.C.B.C. Direct Deposit to BSB—082330, Acct—509280009)

April—Something to Love

7—small stuffed toy, doll, teddy bear & postage ($10.00 per box)
14—Aussie keyrings, clip koalas, etc & postage ($10.00 per box)
21—small stuffed toy, doll, Aussie item & postage ($10.00 per box)
28—small stuffed toy, doll, Aussie item & postage ($10.00 per box)

May—Something to Play with

5—tennis ball, skipping rope, cars & postage ($10.00 per box)
12—yo-yo, slinky, purse, marbles & postage ($10.00 per box)
19—plastic animals, finger puppets & postage ($10.00 per box)
26—musical instrument, wind-up torch, small frisbee & postage ($10.00 per box)

June—Something for School

2—lead pencils, sharpener, eraser & postage ($10.00 per box)
9—exercise book, note books, pens & postage ($10.00 per box)
16—colouring pencils, textas, chalk & postage ($10.00 per box)
23—pencil case, stickers, textas & postage ($10.00 per box)
30—pencil case, pens, lead pencils & postage ($10.00 per box)

July—Something to Wear

7—boys t-shirt, polo shirt (3—14 yrs) & postage ($10.00 per box)
14—girls t-shirt, polo shirt (3—14 yrs) & postage ($10.00 per box)
21—shorts, skirt, thongs, shoes (3—14 yrs) & postage ($10.00 per box)
28—cap, beanie, thongs, sunglasses (3—14 yrs) & postage ($10.00 per box)

August—Something Special

4—small carry bag, christmas card & postage ($10.00 per box)
11—personal note, photo of you/your family & postage ($10.00 per box)
18—stickers, craft kits & postage ($10.00 per box)
25—card, note, photo & postage ($10.00 per box)

September— Something for Personal Hygiene

1—soap, face washer, toothbrush & postage ($10.00 per box)
8—hairbrush, comb, scrunchies & postage ($10.00 per box)
15—hair-clips, jewellery, etc & postage ($10.00 per box)
22—soap, face washer, toothbrush & postage ($10.00 per box)

October— CATCH-UP and packing

6— Something to Love—small stuffed toy & postage ($10.00 per box)
13— Something to Play With—tennis ball, cars & postage ($10.00 per box)
20— Something for School—textas, notepads & postage ($10.00 per box)
(See notes below about packing)

(POSTAGE—G.C.B.C. Direct Deposit to BSB—082330, Acct—509280009)

October—Packing Nights—Monday nights—21 & 28 October
6.00 pm—Dinner & 7.00 pm—Packing
The boxes need to be ready for delivery/pick up by end of October.
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.