Operation Christmas Child

Westlock Gospel Chapel acts as the Local Collection Center for Operation Christmas Child. Anyone wishing to contribute new shoebox contents can donate items during regular office hours throughout the year.
Please remember no candy and no used items! Monetary donations for shipping costs are also accepted, receipts available for donations over $20 (see brochure), cheques to be made out to Samaritan’s Purse and dropped off at the church office or mailed directly.
 
2018 SHOEBOX COLLECTION:
This Operation Christmas Child season our collection centre received 750 shoebox gifts, with 118 of them being designated for the Ukraine. Other receiving countries for 2018 are: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bisseau, Nicaragua, Sierre Leonne, Senegal, Ivory Coast. In the packing parties we held at the Chapel, 231 shoeboxes were packed. We also received $2690 in donations to help in covering for shipping for shoeboxes that we have sent on to Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you so much to everyone who donated contents items and monetary gifts and to all those who packed shoeboxes!
 
COLLECTION CENTRE HOURS:
Year-round Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-1pm
 
ONE ITEM A MONTH:
We have begun something new this year called “One Item a Month”. For those who enjoy watching for deals for contents items to pack in shoeboxes year-round, or who would like to work on their shoeboxes all year, here are recommendations for you for each month:
January – Hats, Gloves, Scarves           July – Clothing Items
February – Accessories                         August – School Supplies
March – Quality Crafts                           September – Games
April – Stuffed Animals                          October – Letter & Photo
May – Hygiene Items                             November – $10 Donation
June – Toys                                           December – Prayer
 
 
For more information on Operation Christmas Child please contact us at Westlock Gospel Chapel, 780-349-4555, wgchapel@telusplanet.net or go to www.samaritanspurse.ca
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