Thursday, November 24, 2016
|A donor brings in a load of shoeboxes|
Five volunteers are ready to receive them
Photo courtesy City Calvary Church
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, transforms empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement, and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball.
Groups all around the country participate, providing 9 million shoeboxes to OCC, which delivers the gifts to children overseas living in extreme poverty or affected by war, disease and natural disaster.
Locally, City Calvary Chapel issued the call. During November 14-21, boxes poured in.
Shoreline area schools, churches and individuals donated over 1250 Samaritan's Purse Shoeboxes filled with gifts, school supplies, health needs, and books.
- Shoreline Community Church brought 276
- Network Christian Ministries 127
- Shoreline Christian School 101
More came from Creekside Church, Shorewood High School's Salt and Light Club, Homeschooling His Way, Illuminati School, Seattle Christian Homeschool and of course, the host, City Calvary Chapel.
Church shoebox coordinator Nancy Washburn said,
We will do it again next year and encourage more organizations and individuals to contribute to this wonderful project that helps teach children that Christmas is worldwide and is for Giving as well as Getting!
City Calvary Chapel is located at 152211 15th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155, 206-316-8991.