Children in need can be found everywhere, from our own backyard to the other side of the world. We are all called to serve God and some feel inspired to act locally and others globally. There are needs to be met in both cases. This year Mission Outreach has two ways to help children in need, some locally and others globally.
Helping children globally through Operation Christmas Child. Over the last three years we have worked together to collect, pack, and deliver 509 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, toiletry items, and clothing items to children in Philippines, Senegal, Ukraine, Colombia, Honduras, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, and hard to reach areas that can’t be disclosed. We are currently collecting items for this year’s packing party. Please drop off any donations in the Mission Outreach area in the lower Narthex.
Pencils / Pens, Pencil sharpeners
Socks, Hat/gloves, Flip flops / shoes
Notebooks / pads of paper
Small stuffed animals
Balls, Toy cars
2-4 yr olds
Lacing beads, Small picture books, Playdoh
5-9 yr olds and 10-14 yr olds
Marbles , Deflated soccer ball/ hand pump
Tools (new hammers, rulers, screw drivers, etc)
Dolls with accessories
Music instruments (harmonica, recorder)
Gardening tools (no seeds)