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Operation Christmas Child

 

 

As way to live out our motto of BE CHRIST FOR ALL, OLQHS will again participate in a yearly program that stretches across the world and reaches many people in need. Since 1993, OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD has been sending packed Christmas Shoeboxes to needy children all over the world. This program is sponsored by SAMARITAN’S PURSE. I am sure many of you have seen the SAMARITAN’S PURSE 18 wheelers set up on Sale Road. They currently have multiple teams of volunteers stationed in our area to help with the hurricane relief effort. This program was first brought to our school 16 years ago with our Cub Scouts. This grew into a school-wide program 4 years later. Over these 12 years, OLQHS has donated almost 8000 packed shoeboxes!!   THAT IS AWESOME!!

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.  

This year, a few things will be different. We do not want anyone to feel obligated to pack a box in this difficult time. And, we understand that some of you may be uncomfortable packing a box due to COVID concerns. Below is our protocol for this year’s OCC Christmas Shoebox Drive at OLQHS.

  • Boxes WILL NOT be sent home to be packed. If you and your child want to pack a box, they can get one from their homeroom teacher to bring home, pack and bring back.

  • Additional boxes are available upon request.

  • Each box will have a self-stick label that may be used if you want to TRACK YOUR BOX. All that you need to do is go online, type in the code, pay the $9 shipping charge and then use that label on your box. When your box is delivered, you will receive an email telling you which country your box went to.

  • Each box will also have the usual brochure that may be used as a label and an envelope for the shipping.

  • The brochure also explains HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX.

  • Each box will also have a prayer bookmark for you and your family.

  • Each box will have an ALL ABOUT ME sheet that you and your child can fill out so that the child that receives the box can get an idea of who sent it. (This is optional.)

  • If you are uncomfortable packing a box due to COVID concerns, you can PACK A BOX ONLINE and even tell them that it comes from OLQHS so that it is added to our total. Just follow this link or type it in your browser to go to our OLQHS BUILD A BOX ONLINE Page.

  • You can also click on the OCC website to view amazing videos of the impact these boxes have on the lives of the children.

All students that return a packed shoebox or that pack a shoebox online will receive an I PACKED A SHOEBOX sticker.

COLLECTION WEEK THIS YEAR IS NOVEMBER 16-20. NO BOXES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT SCHOOL AFTER NOVEMBER 20.  (Packed boxes CAN be brought to THE DWELLING PLACE Church through November 23.)

As a gift to you, OCC has created a FREE APP called THE GREATEST JOURNEY. This app is meant to help teach children about the Bible. Information is on the website.