Operation Christmas Child is in its final days of collecting boxes and donations. As of today, only 67 printed program boxes and 7 plastic shoe boxes, totally 74 boxes, have been returned. 173 boxes were picked up with intentions to fill and return, which means that there are about 100 boxes among you all that need to be filled and returned.
The deadline to return filled boxes is this upcoming Sunday, November 11th. If you have taken a box or several boxes we ask that you return them filled by Sunday! In past years the church has been able to fill an additional 50 boxes with items donated by church members and donations from Thrivent dollars and Wal-Mart.
Sam and Denise Coates have set a goal of filling and sending out 250 boxes to children around the world in need. This box may be the first Christmas present that a child may have ever received and be their first encounter with Jesus. Please take time to fill your box or consider bringing in supplies or a donation to help this amazing program.
Sam and Denise will provide a final total once all the boxes have been sorted and packaged for shipment, in addition to the total donations raised. If you have any questions, contact Sam or Denise Coates at 906-296-9561.
Thank you to all of you who continue to support this important mission!
Director of Community Outreach