By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Calling all givers! It’s time again to begin getting ready for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box collection. This operation is open to all churches in the Middle Florida Baptist Association, other local churches and even civic organizations that are not affiliated with a church
Operation Christmas Child will last until the week of November 14-21. This is the national collection week for all boxes. This is when the boxes will be prepared to ship and then shipped to the Middle Florida Baptist Association to be sent to their final destinations.
The boxes must be labeled for either a boy or a girl, and the gifts inside must be age appropriate. School supplies are always nice, such as pencils, crayons and coloring pencils. Dolls are great gifts for little girls and small sports toys are great for little boys.
For more ideas on items to include in your box, to download a label for your box, or to order a box, visit their website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/.
Those in the Middle Florida Baptist Association will gather their boxes at the quarterly Woman’s Missionary Union Rally on Tuesday, November 15 at Hopewell Baptist Church.