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:
Distribution of shoeboxes: July 22 and 29
Collection of shoeboxes at GCC: Sept 16 & 23
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.