For the past 10 years our group has been coming together to pack shoebox gifts. After being filled with; personal care items, school supplies, small toys, a beanie baby, hard candy and more, these boxes are sent all over the world along with the good news of God's love. Last year over 300 volunteers joined together to pack 2129 shoebox gifts most of which were distributed in Ecuador!
This year we aim to pack 2500 shoebox gifts but we can't do it without YOU!! How can you get involved? Click on the button below it will take you to more information on how you or your group can get involved with this years Shoebox 1K Packing party.
First the details:
The party will take place on November 7, 2015 from 8am-9pm, at the Christian Youth Center of Morris, IL. Registrations are available in 2 hour shifts. We ask that in order to allow as many people to participate as possible you only register for one shift. If you wish to work more than one shift please contact Betsy Burnett event coordinator. More information is available on the registration page.
When you arrive at your shift, you will go through a brief orientation video and training, then you will be able to start packing your shoeboxes.
Once again the fabulous team from Shine FM will be there with their amazing team of volunteers running the photo booth for us! So be sure to stop by the booth and have your photo snapped to place into your shoebox!
While attending this event is free, we ask you to prayerfully consider how you can be a part of helping cover the shipping expense for the shoeboxes you pack. Each shoebox gift has a suggested donation of $7 to ship, which is a real bargain if you have ever tried shipping a package to India through the post office! You can bring your shipping donation directly to the packing party or donate online through Operation Christmas Child-Follow your box. (<---click on the link to find out more) If you donate online you will receive a bar code label to attach to the shoeboxes you pack. You will then receive email updates as your box travels around the world!
Don't miss out on your opportunity to help bless kids all over the world! Click on the link below to register yourself or your group.