Operation Christmas Child Update ~ 11/9/2017
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Operation Christmas Child Update ~ 11/9/2017



Good evening everyone, Operation Christmas Child is only four days away! The packing party will start at 3pm and end around 7pm. We will have some live videos on Facebook throughout the party. We will also stream the shoe box dedication live on Facebook.

We have received the following donations since the November 5th update. These additional donations are reflected in the inventory list below:

  • Ivory soap 8 bars

  • 20 plain light blue washcloths

  • 4 character washcloths

  • 3 recorders

  • 2 boys theme 1subject notebooks

  • 1 kids coloring book

  • 6 adult/teen coloring books

  • 2 early elementary workbooks

  • 3 sticker books

  • 1 sudoku puzzle book

  • 1 checkers game

  • 2 wooden puzzles

  • 4 jigsaw puzzles

  • 2 color/shape flash card sets

  • 2 holiday activity pad sets

  • 2 board books

  • 2 sets of ocean stickers

  • 1 set astronaut stickers

  • 4 KJV Bibles

  • 2 solar calculators

  • 6 24-packs of crayons crayons

  • 1 10-pack of colored pencils

  • 1 mini sewing kit

  • 16 toothbrushes

  • 2 winter hats

  • 2 or fuzzy socks

  • 3 or girls socks size 7-2

  • 10 or girls socks size medium

  • 4 hot wheels cars

  • 1 drawstring bag

  • 6 plush dolls

  • 4 balls

  • 6 lg pink erasers

  • 6 pencil sharpeners

  • 2 journals

  • 1 pad early elementary paper

  • 1 pad 6x9 construction paper

  • 2 compass protractor sets

  • 1 ball cap

  • 6 headbands

  • 12 elastic headbands

  • 18 ponytail elastics

  • 1 paddle brush

Also, as mentioned in previous updates, please remember the following general guidelines:

  • Shipping price has increased to $9/box this year

  • We are UNABLE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF TOOTHPASTE OR HARD CANDY this year due to customs restrictions. Any donations received will be offered to the food pantry.

  • We ARE still collecting toothbrushes!!

  • NO Mirrors, or anything breakable including snowglobes and mugs.

  • NO liquids of any kind, including paint

  • Multi packs of items will be separated in most cases

  • NO political items including flags

  • NO toy weapons or war toys

  • PLEASE kindly ensure that all items are NEW.

PLEASE remember to pray while you shop, and pray for the child who receives your box while you are packing it! Pray for the Samaritan’s Purse staff who guide the box into the hands of the child who God has already chosen to receive it!

DONATION INVENTORY UPDATE

As far as shoe boxes go, we always need more! We PREFER to use the larger ones with separate lids. However, we can also use the ones with the attached lids (they are just a bit more difficult to wrap, but we do have some expert wrappers at this point!)

We also have 137 red and green Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes which don’t require wrapping. We have also received donations of 70 additional shoe boxes over the past few days.

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF:

  • Wrapping paper: currently have many partial rolls, but not sure how much on each roll, as well as six new rolls

  • Scotch tape (it looks like we have plenty of packing tape)

  • Scissors

  • Large rubber bands that will around each shoe box lengthwise and across

Below is a general inventory list which has been updated to reflect the most recent donations listed above. To download a general checklist of needed items, CLICK HERE.

HYGIENE

  • Toothbrushes - 83 -- We also have 1 electric toothbrush! Although they are less expensive in multi-packs, each toothbrush is really supposed to be individually wrapped to ensure that it is new and sanitary.

  • Combs - 80 (Brushes are good too. We have none so far!)

  • Headbands - 31 (12 are elastic)

  • Ponytail Elastics - 18

  • Hairclips - 10

  • Hair Scrunchies - 2

  • Mini Manicure Sets - 10

  • Mini packs of tissues - 60

  • Washcloths - 24 (We are looking for brightly colored ones this year if you can find them!)

  • Soap - 19 bars (Any brand is okay, but think basic Ivory, Dial, Coast. It’s not necessary to buy anything fancy. We prefer bath size bars that will last a while! Remember each bar needs to be in a Ziplock bag!)

  • Drawstring Bag - 1

  • Paddle Brush - 1

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • 12” School rulers - 4

  • Educational Activity Books Early Elementary level - 7

  • Elementary Math Flashcards - 2

  • Large Erasers - 15

  • Pencil tip erasers - 60

  • Notebooks - 6

  • Notebook Paper - 1 pack

  • Pencils - 20 Halloween theme (remember some cultures don’t celebrate this holiday)

  • Regular pencils - 85 loose plus 116 brand new in box

  • Small plastic pencil sharpeners - 13

  • Pencil Sharpeners - 6

  • Pens - 27 (multi-packs will be separated)

  • Composition notebooks - 4

  • Sticky note pads - 5

  • Notepads - 9 new plus some loose sheets

  • Notepad and pencil sets - 2

  • Solar Calculators - 2

  • Additional school supplies needed include:

  • Solar calculators, protractors/compasses, dictionary/thesaurus, small pencil sharpeners

ART/CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Marker Art sets - 2

  • Coloring book sets - 2

  • Kids Coloring Books - 1

  • Adult/Teen Coloring Books - 6

  • Adult Coloring books - 1

  • Early Elementary Workbooks - 2

  • Drawing pads (8.5” x 11”) - 2

  • 80 sheet multi pack white paper - 1 package

  • Colored pencil packs (12 in each) - 9

  • Colored pencil packs (10 in each) - 1

  • 24 pack crayons - 17

  • Mini drawing/note pads - 4

  • Craft Sets - 2

  • Lacing craft set - 1

  • Suncatcher art - 10 sets (We might use these, but please remember that paint is technically not allowed)

  • Sticker Books - 3

  • Sticker sheets - 48 (mostly sports and outdoors, so we could use some more variety)

  • Ocean Stickers - 2 sets

  • Astronaut Stickers - 1 set

  • Holiday Activity Pad Sets - 2

  • Mini Sewing Kit - 1

  • 1 pad early elementary paper

  • 1 pad 6x9 construction paper

  • Compass Protractor Sets - 2

CLOTHING

  • Underwear: (we need all sizes; here’s what we have so far)

  • boys (size 6-8) three pack - 2

  • boys (size 12-14) three pack - 1

  • girls (size 6) ten pack - 2

  • men’s (small) three pack - 1

  • T shirts boys (size 8) - 2

  • Bandanas red and blue - 5 of each

  • Boys socks Youth Large - 1

  • Girls socks (size 9-11) - 3 pairs

  • Girls Socks (size 7-12) - 3

  • Girls Socks Size Medium - 10

  • Winter Hats - 2

  • Fuzzy Socks - 2

Additional items needed include: ball caps, winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, flip-flops, socks, underwear, shoes.

TOYS/GAMES

  • Puzzles (Star Wars theme) - 1

  • Barbie doll - 1

  • Small troll themed figure - 1

  • Beanie Baby type sized stuffed animals - 13 (We try to put one plush toy into every box, so we need a lot more!)

  • Unicorn figures - 5

  • Matchbox cars/trucks - 5

  • Hot Wheels cars - 6

  • Matchbox planes - 2

  • Preschool card games - 2

  • Recorders - 3

  • Checkers - 1

  • Wooden Puzzles - 2

  • Jigsaw Puzzles - 4

  • Color/Shape Flash Card Sets - 2

  • Sudoku Puzzle Books - 1

  • Plush Dolls - 6

  • Balls - 4

  • Ball Caps - 1

Additional items needed include: Play Dough, Small Lego sets, Gliders, Harmonicas, Kazoos, Recorders, dolls. MORE PLUSH toys!

BOOKS

  • Kids’ story books - 11

  • Little girls diaries with princess theme - 6

  • Puzzle books Christmas theme crossword and word finds - 10

  • Board Books - 2

  • Bibles (King James Version) - 4

  • Journals - 2

Additional items needed include: Bible story books, coloring books, journals

Thank you for reading through our update. To download our donation checklist, CLICK HERE. We will continue to provide more updates over the next week leading up to the packing party. We hope to see you there. God bless!


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