What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God's immense love for the child. For many, it is their first gift ever! Delivered by our local church partners, shoebox gifts provide an opportunity to present the Gospel to boys and girls in a clear, child-friendly way.
At Eaglebrook Church, Operation: Christmas Child is a YEAR-ROUND EVENT!
We will be collecting donations and items for the shoe-boxes throughout the year, with a specific emphasis for each month! The national collection week for all shoe-boxes is in November of each year. As we approach the collection date, Eaglebrook will host a "Packing Party" where everyone is welcome to help pack shoeboxes as a community with the items that have been donated.
In 2022, Eaglebrook Church sent a total of 185 shoe-boxes!
(166 were packed at the Packing Party, and 19 shoeboxes were individually packed)
Each of the shoeboxes packed at Eaglebrook will include: many fun items, a filled school-supply bag. a filled hygiene bag, a stuffed toy, as well as socks and underwear. (Including a plush animal and underwear in EVERY shoebox is vitally important, as they both offer children protection by being deterrents from sexual predators and human-trafficking. Predators will often use plush animals as bait, offering children stuffed animals as a gesture of friendship and the predators quickly gain the children’s trust. The children are too young to protect themselves, and can easily become victims of abuse. Additionally, clothing can be a barrier and children who wear underwear are less likely to be victimized. It is a small barrier but does help discourage abusers.)
How can I donate towards Operation: Christmas Child at Eaglebrook Church?
1. You can use Tithe.ly to give:
2. You can use Paypal to give:
3. Or you can send a check to us through the U. S. Postal Service to the following address:
P. O. Box 144
Woodruff, WI 54568
Please be sure to indicate that you would like this donation to go towards Operation: Christmas Child shoe-boxes. Additionally, you can also support Eaglebrook Church with any purchases made through Amazon.com:
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