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Operation Christmas Child at Hilldale UMC

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A message for Hilldale UMC

Operation Christmas Child is an organization near and dear to the heart of Hilldale. Every year, our congregation participates in this program in order to bring the joy of Christmas and the love of Christ to children around the world.


We are still preparing for several more shoebox packing days. We have several sports teams coming in mid October. The following items are still needed. You may shop for them and drop them off at the church or use our Amazon Wishlist. The link is below.


NEEDED ITEMS FOR OCTOBER 12th

100 bars of soap.  200 toothbrushes

150 combs.         100 washcloths

75 balls.            75 notepads

400 pencil top erasers

 any small toys that fit into a shoebox



IMPORTANT SHOEBOX UPDATES

YOU CAN NOW PACK A SHOEBOX ONLINE!! Go HERE to check it out!


* Due to the pandemic will will continue to have small group packing parties.

* On November 14th will be our final packing party.

* Since we are packing earlier in the year shoebox items are need in the next few months. We will not have a board to pull off items for your personal shopping.

* A complete A to Z list of shopping ideas is included here. The underlined items are of first priority. A paper copy is also available. Anything on the list in any amount is useful.

* An Amazon Wish List has been made public. It will be updated weekly. It can be found under Amy Dillon or abdillon09@gmail.com

* Your continued donations of purchased items, handmade items, prayers and monetary donations for OCC keep it flourishing on the Hill.

* There is a large OCC storage tub near the elevator to drop of shoeboxes and items.

* Please continue to check the website for updates on ways you can participate and see what is needed for future packing parties.


For example: How many of you have a pair of brand new "fun" or "crazy" socks some one gave you as a gift sitting in a drawer? Well, if they are still new we can have a home for them in a shoebox.


Check out our Amazon Wishlist HERE!



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