Shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, etc. will be sent to children around the world.
Nashville, Tenn. 11/03/2009 08:18 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
On Saturday, Nov. 14, LifeWay Christian Stores throughout the country will participate in a collection day for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. Since 2003, LifeWay has taken part in this effort to bring joy and a message of God’s love to children around the world through toys, hygiene items, school supplies and other small gifts.
"We've been delighted to help facilitate the generous giving by thousands of our customers over the years," said David Ecrement, manager of media and events for LifeWay Christian Stores. "While this is the busiest time of year for our employees, we all find great joy in being involved with and supporting Operation Christmas Child."
Store employees will be available to suggest gift ideas to customers, and LifeWay will have a limited number of boxes and shoe box labels available at the stores so customers can pack boxes on site.
LifeWay is offering a special 50 percent discount on the new Veggie Tales DVD, "Saint Nicholas," to anyone donating a shoe box on Nov. 14.
Below are some suggestions of items to pack in a shoe box or small plastic container:
School supplies: pens, pencils, crayons, picture books, solar calculators.
Toys: small cars, dolls, balls, stuffed animals, jump ropes.
Hygiene items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mild bar soap, combs, washcloths.
Other: hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, watches.
A personal note: In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.
Don’t include damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate; food; lotions or liquids; medications or vitamins; glass containers; or aerosol cans.
Learn more at LifeWayStores.com/OCC.