What if a small shoebox could change a life? What if that shoebox was the first step in accepting Jesus? Operation Christmas Child can, and has, done just that.
Operation Christmas Child has delivered 100 million shoeboxes since 1993. Filled with fun items like toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, and accessories like t-shirts, hats, or hair clips these boxes are delivered to orphanages, worn-torn, and/or poverty-stricken regions. Though these items would be taken for granted by American children, they make a huge difference to children in impoverished areas. It’s showing the love of Jesus by helping children in need through the power of a simple gift; a gift that offers hope and reassurance.
November 17th through the 24th is National Collection Week. Area Drop off points include the following:
Black River Falls, WI – Parkview Church
Wilton, WI – Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church
Viroqua, WI – Grace Church
La Crosse, WI – First Presbyterian Church
Winona, MN – Pleasant Valley Church
Spencer, WI – Saint John’s Lutheran Church
Fennimore, WI – Bethany Alliance Church
Eau Claire, WI – Peace Church
Chippewa Falls, WI – Landmark Christian Church
Stetsonville, WI – Christian Bible Fellowship
Baraboo, WI – Walnut Hill Bible Church
For more information and instructions on how to donate a Christmas Box, go to Operation Christmas Child