Operation Shoe Box Annual Campaign
Our 6th Annual Work Bee will be on Nov 19th. Last year we packed over 700 boxes. How many will we pack this year? If you would like to help out the fun begins at 10 am and we should be done around noon.
Prior to November 19th you can help out by:
School Supplies - Items such as pencils, pens, note pads, and picture books. Please no crayons. We have lots!
Toys & Other Gifts- Items such as stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, socks, skipping ropes, and balls.
Save your stickers: Please save sticker sheets from Easter Seals and The Red Cross or from your child’s unused supplies.
Prepare a personal Note - Include a personal note and/or a photo in your shoe box (not inside the donation envelope).
Don’t like to shop? Consider donating $7.00 per box to help with shipping.
If you would prefer to fill your own shoebox at home, please have the boxes dropped off no later than Sunday December 6th. Earlier is better.
Again this year we will be serving as a community ‘drop-off’ location, so prepare for plenty of shoeboxes to come our way!!!
Please do not include: Toothpaste (due to customs regulations), food or candy, used items (due to customs regulations), playing cards (other card games such as UNO are allowed), any type of war toys (many boxes find there way to war-torn countries), toys with decorative skulls (cultural sensitivity), liquids or items that could leak, melt, freeze, or break - shampoo, creams, lip balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc. (these can damage other items in the shoe box).
*Any items that we have left over from the work bee will be taken to the OCC warehouse to top off any boxes that need a bit of extra love.