We have kicked off our second quarter service project! We will be packing and collecting shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child! Your child should have received a brochure with instructions and details for how to pack a shoebox gift. The deadline to turn in these gifts is Thursday, November 19, as part of National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. We will learn more about this ministry over the next couple of weeks.

Last year, our Southwest Campus gave 512 shoebox gifts to this ministry and helped to share the Gospel in 10 different countries! Our goal this year is 300 SHOEBOX GIFTS! Our students have already shown so much excitement about this project and we can’t wait to see how the Lord will work through our efforts.

If you would like to find out the specific country that your shoebox gift will be shipped to, please use the “Follow Your Box” tracking option that was included in each shoebox. When you pay your $9 shipping donation online, you are able to enter your email address to receive tracking updates regarding your gifts as they make their way across the world!

PLEASE NOTE—Every child who donates a shoebox gift will have their name put in a drawing for a free ticket to Newport Aquarium! We will draw winners from preschool, elementary, and middle school. The number of entries for a child’s name will equal the number of shoeboxes that the child turns in (ex. 3 shoebox gifts equals 3 times entered in the drawing).

If you have any questions about what can or cannot be included in your shoebox gift, please contact Shannon Wilson at sewilson@caschools.us.

For more information on Operation Christmas Child, you can visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.