Tis The Season
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Yep, we’re decking the halls a wee bit early this year at the Turquoise Table. And for a very exciting reason. . . we’re hosting a shoebox packing party!
We are thrilled to announce a very special partnership between Operation Christmas Child and the Turquoise Table. Watch this quick video to see why I’m so excited about the layers of community that will be built!
What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. OCC’s mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Gospel message. OCC ships these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Every year, millions of people pack shoeboxes that OCC delivers to over 100 countries around the world. This year, we invite you to join us and spread a little Turquoise Christmas love!
How to Host a Shoebox Packing Party
Everything you need to know to host a shoebox packing party at the Turquoise Table can be found here:
Here are the highlights:
- Pick a date between now and November 20, 2017 for your Shoebox Packing Party.
- Invite friends & neighbors to your Turquoise Table.
- Pack shoeboxes with lots of love and small gifts.
- Pray for the child who will receive your gift. Feel free to include photos and special notes too!
- Follow Your Box. For $9 you’ll receive a tracking label and find out the destination of your box.
- Drop Off. Find a collection site near you and deliver the boxes between November 13-20th.
If you need more help, contact your Operation Christmas Child Regional Office. They will gladly put you in touch with a volunteer in your neighborhood to help! There are over 9,000 OCC volunteers who are willing and able to help answer specific questions. You can even invite your OCC volunteer to the shoebox packing party at your Turquoise Table. Our OCC volunteer Kris showed up with balloons and was able to answer questions about our shoeboxes.
Share Your Shoebox Packing Party
As always, we love seeing you gather at the Turquoise Table. Be sure to share your photos with our community by tagging #theturquoisetable #frontyardpeople