Operation Christmas Child 2017Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00 AM - Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:00 AM Location: First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah, 514 West Church Street,, Ukiah, CA US 95482Coordinator: Shirley LewisWebsite: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/Download: Download EventOPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – planning ahead – 2017! National Collection Week is November 13 – November 20th. Collection “times” will be posted in the breezeway and on our website soon. Once again, FPCU will serve as a relay center. There will be preprinteddecorative shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child available in late October. Coming Soon: Plastic shoeboxes will be available for individual purchase starting this fall. Please check the website www.samaritanspurse.org for more information. Changes effective in 2017 – No candy of any type or toothpaste will be allowed in shoeboxes. And the suggested shipping donation has been raised to $9.00 per shoebox. The time is now to shop the back to school sales for paper, pencils, crayons, scissors, and other school supplies. There are lots of craft and other ideas on how to fill shoeboxes on the Pinterest website. Suggested filler items are soccer balls with pump, stuffed animals, toys (puppets, trucks, etc.) dolls (baby or Barbie type, etc.) musical instruments, t-shirts, flip flops, etc. Non-liquid hygiene items include toothbrushes, bar soap, soap containers, combs, brushes, washcloths, etc. The receiving children especially enjoy personal notes and photos. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected the delivered more than 146 million giftfilled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries. For many of these children, the gift-filledshoeboxes are the first gift they have ever received.