Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Assembly

Operation Christmas Child Service Project is underway at Willow Grove Church!
 
Help make Christmas special for a child this Christmas.
 
Willow Grove Church is inviting children, youth and all adults to donate items listed below.  This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse delivers millions of gift-filled shoe boxes around the world to boys and girls who are suffering because of war, natural disaster, poverty, illness, or neglect. 
 
We invite you to join us for 10 am worship service on November 24. Following at about 11:30 am please join us to assemble items into shoeboxes. The shoeboxes will be taken to a local Operation Christmas Child collection center (Evangel Church) where they will be shipped to children in the United States and around the world.

Worship services on Sunday mornings begin at 10am and includes worship, Sunday School for all ages, and a special children's music instruction time. Willow Grove Church is located at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, just down from the south side firehouse and soccer field. All facilities are handicap accessible and there is ample on-site parking.

For more information, contact office@willowgrovechurch.org or www.willowgrovechurch.org or call the church office at 908-232-5678.
                                                           
Please place donated items in the box in the narthex/entry to sanctuary.
For children ages 5—9
 
Each box has to have a:
toothbrush
bar of soap (dove or ivory)
pencil sharpener 
wash cloth
spiral notebook
Then any of the other items on the list can be added to the box.
 
There will be a few adults helping the children assemble the boxes.

Toys

School Supplies

Hygiene Items

Extras

Small toys only please! Small cars, balls, very small stuffed  animals, kazoos,  harmonicas, small flutes and recorders, toy jewelry, yoyo's, coloring books, stickers, small puzzles, watercolor paint sets, finger puppets, building blocks,  Playdough, Slinky, etc.

pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, pens, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils or markers, stamps and ink pads, writing pads, spiral notebooks, solar calculators, small board books, stickers

toothbrushes, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), combs, hair brushes, fingernail brushes, wash cloths, small hand towels, bandaids.
No toothpaste.

t-shirts, socks, small balls, sunglasses, hair clips, hair ties, barrettes, soft elastic headbands, etc. watches, small plastic cup or mug, small purses, small tote bags, bracelets, small flashlights (with extra batteries).
No candy.

 

 

Contact Information
  1. Linda DiDario
  2. 908-232-5678
  3. wgpc.outreach@gmail.com
Sun, November 24
11:30 am — 1:00 pm
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Operation Christmas Child Service Project is underway at Willow Grove Church!

Help make Christmas special for a child this Christmas.

Willow Grove Church is inviting children, youth and all adults to donate items listed below. This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse delivers millions of gift-filled shoe boxes around the world to boys and girls who are suffering because of war, natural ...

1961 Raritan Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-3136

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church

1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-3136

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