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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 in the final stages of preparing for the last Operation Christmas Child Packing Party of the year. It is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th from 8 to noon. We still need a few hundred filler items and a few "must have" items. Many of them can be found at The Dollar Tree. These items can be dropped off at the church anytime before November 10th.


NEEDED ITEMS BY NOVEMBER 10th

60 washcloths     250 black or blue writing pens     yoyos     

stuffed animals     Hot Wheels                fans       trucks

playing cards      Disney figures            Legos     jewelry

checkers          marbles                       tops      balls 

dolls. tower blocks       tin puzzles 

       ANY SMALL TOY A CHILD WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH



 SHOEBOX DROP OFF DAY IS TUESDAY, Nov. 17th


People are needed to load up all our filled shoeboxes and get them to Cumberland Presbytian Church's Drop Off Center. We will start at 11 a.m. at the church and finish about 1 or 1:30. Please contact Amy if you can help and bring a dollies.


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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