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Operation Christmas Child Collection

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November 18, 2020

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 146 N. Main St., Glen Carbon, Illinois

Category: All Church Event | Coordinator: Deacons



Click here to view Analyn’s Story: Joy in the Philippines  

We will be joining St. James Lutheran this November to pack and send shoeboxes packed with goodies and the gospel message to children throughout the world. Families can pack one box per family, one box per child/family member, or multiples boxes—the more the merrier! These boxes are truly a blessing to the children who receive them.

Each box costs $9 for shipping. This cost can be paid prior to dropping off your box at this link: Follow Your Box or it can be paid when you drop off your box/es without the tracking option.

To pack a shoebox:

  1. Choose an Operation Christmas Child shoebox or purchase a shoebox sized plastic tub at the store (the provided boxes tend to run a little larger than plastic ones purchased at the store)
  2. Choose the age range and gender that you would like to build a box for (ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14)
  3. Choose one “Wow” item then supplement the box with smaller items until full that are appropriate for the age/gender of the child chosen. There are items that cannot be included so be sure to check the gift list. Gift suggestions (and restrictions) by gender and age can be found at this link: Gift Suggestions
  4. Fill out the “Let’s Be Friends” coloring page that tells about who the box is from and include it in the box. You may also include a hand-drawn picture or a family photo.
  6. Pray over the box and the child who will receive it
  7. Affix the label to the top of your box. NOTE: if you select the Follow Your Box option (pay online) you will need to print and affix the label that process generates.
  8. Return your packed, label, and UNSEALED box to St. James on or before Wednesday, November 18.