One of the greatest privileges of packing boxes is praying over each child who will receive a box. Here's a prayer guide for you this year:
January/February- pray for the OCC staff as they begin preparations for the 2016 season.
March/April- pray for our church family to start early collecting items so that we'll pack more boxes this year than ever!
May/June- pray for the children who will receive boxes from folks at the Mill.
July/August- pray for mercy with the governments of the countries OCC is trying to get into to spread the love of Christ through these boxes.
September/October- pray for the OCC volunteers who will begin gathering to package and mail materials
November/December- pray for God to prompt us to give sacrificially to pack thousands of boxes this year!
There are a couple of ways to be involved in packing:
1)collect items at your home and in Oct/Nov. pack your boxes with your family and bring in to the Mill to add to the stack. This is a great way to teach your kids about giving.
2)purchase items all year long and deposit them in the bins in the foyer of the Underground, bring to the church office, or drop off in the church library, and then join us in November for our HUGE packing party. We'll pack a couple thousand boxes on that day alone, and you can collect all year long without having to store the items yourself.
Here's a good guide for what we'll be collecting each month this year:
Christmas Clearance (small toys, novelties, etc.)
small stuffed animals
socks and summer clearance
notebooks, pens, glue sticks, water color paint, scissors, etc. WE GET CRAYONS DONATED, SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT GETTING THOSE!
(wait for school supply clearance!)
toothbrushes and toothpaste
hard candy (halloween clearance that's not spooky)
We need your help in spreading the word about OCC so that we can have a banner year! Try a few of these suggestions:
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