Operation Christmas Child

Why Christmas in July? So we can get a head start!


This year the women of GCC are leading the charge to partner with Operation Christmas Child and expand our reach to children around the world. Operation Christmas Child gives individuals the opportunity to fill a shoe box with small Christmas gifts for needy children and share the good news of God’s love. 


Over 113 million shoebox gifts have been delivered to children in over 140 nations since 1993 and we're honored to join the effort. We'd love to see families, community groups, and individuals participate in fulfilling Micah 6:8 with this new opportunity to reach others outside our walls. Here's what you'll need to know:


Key Dates

Distribution of shoeboxes: July 23 and 30, and October 1 & 8  

Collection of shoeboxes at GCC: Oct 29 & Nov 5        

          

Cost of an Average Shoebox 

From $25 to $30 for the items (most can be purchased at a dollar store and during back to school sales)  

Each box will cost $9.00 for shipping (if you can't or don't desire to fill a box, consider making a donation to cover the cost of shipping for others). 


For more info stop by the display table on Sunday or check out www.samaritanspurse.org. You can also contact our project leaders, Bobbi Hemphill (937-768-5856) or Beverly Pemberton.

Local Compassion


According to Matthew 25:31-46 and James 1:27, the way we serve Jesus best is by caring for “the least of these.” We invite you to get involved in serving our community alongside any of these local organizations. The GCC point of contact is listed below each group.

 


Greene County Housing Program - Homeless Families

https://www.greenecountyhousingprogram.org

Penny, 937.376.3111


International Friendships, Inc. - Ministering to international students at Wright State University

www.ifiusa.org

Gloria Jacob, 937.329.0012, 708.244.5675


True Relationships Marriage Ministry

www.truerelationships.org

937.510.5595

 

Grace Works - GCC Ministry

937.320.9111


Meals to Heal - GCC Ministry

http://gracecrossingchurch.net/ministries/meals-to-heal

937.320.9111


Feed the Creek

www.ft.ftcoh.org/info

937.426.3926


Life Enrichment Center - Helps with poverty-stricken people

www.daytonlec.org

937.252.5700


St. Vincent de Paul - Helps with poverty-stricken people

www.stvincentdayton.org

937.222.7349


Jeremiah Tree - Helps with poverty-stricken people

www.facebook.com/JeremiahTreeXenia

937.562.3121


Oasis House - Helps free women from the sex industry

www.oasisforwomen.org

937.898.7811


Serving Orphans

Michael’s House

www.michaelshousecac.org

Janel & Jerad Barnett, 937.320.9813


Serving Widows

Heartland Nursing Home

www.heartland-manorcare.com

Dave Borden, 937.219-8418

Global Compassion

We believe in extending God’s love beyond our immediate community. We want to leave God’s “love-print” throughout the world, and we don’t believe in recreating the wheel. That’s why we partner with these global organizations. 


Kings Castle

www.kingscastle.org 

Kings Castle Ministries is committed to introducing Jesus to every child in Central America. Region: El Salvador


Hope International

www.hopeinternationalministries.org

Hope International brings hope to the Dominican people through free medical care and surgery to those in need. 

Region: Dominican Republic



Priority One

www.priorityonemissions.com

Priority One has been instrumental in the establishment of Bible training centers throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Region: Africa


One Hope

www.onehope.net

One Hope is an international child evangelism ministry that distributes God’s Word to youth around the world. 

Region: Global