8th Annual Operation Christmas Child Kick-Off

8th Annual Operation Christmas Child Kick-Off

Sunday, October 31, 2021, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ US 85248

This year Operation Christmas Child (OCC) will begin its 8th Annual Kick-Off Campaign.  OCC is an extension program of Samaritan's Purse of which Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, is president.  OCC has touched the lives of over 140 million children around the world since 1993.  This ministry is often referred to as "The Shoebox Ministry".  Shoe boxes are filled to capacity with all sorts of items for children ages 2-14.  Last year alone, 11.5 million boxes went to children in over 100 countries.  Along with the shoebox is an opportunity for children to become Christians and study the Gospel using the program called "The Greatest Journey".  You can be a part of this ministry. Boxes are filled by you and delivered to the church on designated Sundays. These boxes are then placed in large packing boxes, trucked to distribution centers and then flown or shipped to 130 different countries.  A check made out to Samaritan's Purse or cash for $9.00 is requested to help defray the costs of shipping.  If you choose not to pack a box, you can still make a donation.  This can be in cash or check.  All donations go to Samaritan's Purse.  There will be an envelope at the display table in the Narthex each Sunday from 10/31 to 11/21.  Boxes can also be picked up on those dates at the display table.  Last year we colected over 400 boxes and hope to do that again this year!  

Risen Savior's Administration Builsing will also be acting as a relay center for the Southeast Valley where other churches will be bringing their boxes to us for transport to another destination for loading into a truck.  This will happen during the  week of November 14th - 21st.

For more details about this organization, here is a link to Good Samaritan's Purse Website: Click Here

If you have any questions, please call Suzi Poulsen at 480.699.3174 or 530.863.8494.

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