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Operation Christmas Child

November 13, 2017 - November 20, 2017

Manchester United Methodist Church will serve as the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child during National Collection Week, which is November 13th through the 20th. They’re collecting items that will be packed into shoeboxes and shipped to children in need throughout the world. Check out details below! Visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call the church office at 927-4439 for more information.

Please use one of the red and green GO boxes or a regular size cardboard shoebox.

They are a standard size that packs easily into the shipping cartons at the relay center.  While plastic boxes seem practical, many times they break and end up in the “shoebox hospital” at the processing center.

Boy or Girl

Determine the gender and age category: 2-4 years, 5-9 years, or 10-14 years.  Attach the appropriate label (from the OCC pamphlet) on the box lid.  Once the box is full, put a rubber-band around the box.


Please focus on the practical!  This one box will be shared with all members of the child’s home, neighbors, friends, etc.  The one washcloth you include may be used by 10 people living with the child!  The simple items you take for granted each day could make all the difference in this child’s life!  Below are some ideas to get you started.

Non-liquid Hygiene items (These items will be shared by everyone living with the child.  That could be 10-20 people!)

  • Toothbrush
  • Mild bar soap (leave in packaging & put in a plastic baggie; Ivory is a great choice because it floats)
  • Comb
  • Washcloth
  • Stick deodorant


November 13, 2017
November 20, 2017