Operation Christmas Child Update 10/29/18
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Operation Christmas Child Update 10/29/18


As we prepare for our Operation Christmas Child packing party, some of you may ask, "What's this Operation Christmas Child thing all about?


THIS! It's about this! "It's a little box full of Jesus" Pack some love in a shoe box. We invite you to join us here at the First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook for our annual Shoe Box Packing Party on Sunday, November 11th from 3pm -7pm. Cookies, hot chocolate, and love.....a whole lotta LOVE!


Thank you to those who have been donating and wrapping boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Our current estimated shoe box count is 69 with a goal of 100. We are grateful for what the Lord provides and know He will use each box to bless a special child somewhere in the world! We continue to accept donations of empty shoe boxes, and we encourage you to start shopping for items to fill them with! Our inventory is quite low this year, so please consider helping by providing some small gifts items to pack. Our current inventory list is displayed below.

If you prefer, your monetary donations are also appreciated. Shipping costs remain at $9/box this year. When you consider the remote locations these boxes travel to, and the fact that some of them arrive by airdrop, canoe, or donkey-back, $9 really isn't so much to support the spread of the Gospel!

If you have questions or would like to arrange a donation drop off, please call our church office at 201-843-6672.

Here's the latest Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Item Inventory as of today (Monday, October 29th)!

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our Operation Christmas Child checklist.

THE BASICS:

  • Bath sized soap bars in ziploc bags – 68

  • Washcloths – 61

  • Toothbrushes – 60

  • Small tissue packets – 9

  • Comb/brush sets - 2

  • Combs - 15

  • Hair Elastics – 20

  • Large Elastic Headbands - 24

  • Hair clips small - 15

CLOTHING:

  • Hats - 3

  • Gloves - 3

  • Hat and Glove sets -1

  • Socks Boys (sz 4-10) - 6 pair

  • Socks Girls (sz 2T-4T) - 12 pair

  • Underpants Boys (sz 6-8) - 5 pair

  • Underpants Girls (sz 2T) - 6 pair

  • Underpants Girls (sz 6x) - 10 pair

  • Undershirt cami Girls (sz Small) – 3

TOYS:

  • Small plush animals – 44

  • Small baby dolls - 4

  • Play Dough - 16 mini containers

  • Crayons – 4 boxes

  • Small marker sets - 2

  • Sketch pads - 2

  • Coloring books - 2

  • Puzzles 24 piece (ages 3+) - 2

  • Stickers Girls - 2 sheets, and some from last year

  • Stickers Boy/Girl - 2 rolls and some from last year

  • Puzzles 50 piece (ages 6+) – 2

  • Toy hockey sticks and balls – 12

  • Mini nerf football – 1

  • Matchbox/Hotwheels cars – 51

  • Medium sized plastic construction trucks and cars -5

  • Toddler appropriate cars – 20

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

  • Post – It pads – 3

  • Pencil sharpeners -17

  • Pencils - 24

  • Large erasers – 2

  • Pencil top erasers – 30

  • Rulers - 6

  • Colored pencil sets – 3

  • Colors and Shapes Flashcards – 2

  • Accepting unlimited donations of:

  • pencils, colored pencils, pens, markers, CRAYONS,

  • games like Dominoes and Checkers

  • musical instruments like recorders, kazoos

  • small Lego sets

  • puzzles for varied ages

  • small nerf basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, etc

  • Adult coloring books (a big hit in the10-14 year old boxes)

  • Story books, diaries, journals

  • solar calculators, single subject notebooks

*Any donations of toothpaste or food items will be directed to the Community Food Pantry, as we are not able to pack these items in shoe boxes due to customs restrictions.*


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