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219 Adams St. Abington, MA 02351

Tel. 781-878-2447

Serving as the Hands and Feet of Jesus

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

 

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas — Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift. Along with shoe box gifts, millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language. Since 1993, more than 94 million boys and girls have experienced God's love through these simple gifts. See the full reporthere and take a moment to watch the video:

Volunteers Are Needed to Pack Shoe Boxes Collected Into Shipping Cartons

During our collection times we package the boxes churches, school groups, and individuals have dropped off into the larger shipping cartons. If you can help call the church at (781) 878-2447 or come by and sign up. High schoolers please note that this is a qualified community service project. You may also contact our coordinator Cyndi McNamara at cyndimc50@gmail.com

Drop of Hours for 2020. Please note, we will be offering contactless drop off

First Baptist Church of Abington drop-off will be open
Sunday Nov 15th from 12pm-2pm
Monday Nov 16th from 10am-12pm
Tuesday Nov 17th from 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Nov 18th from 10am-12pm
Thursday Nov 19th from 10am-12pm
Friday Nov 20th from 4pm-7pm
Saturday Nov 21st from 10 am-2pm
Sunday Nov 22nd 8am-10am
Monday Nov 23rd from 10am-12pm

Packing A Shoe Box

Want to make a needy child's day? Pack your own shoe box. You will be glad you did. If you can a donation of $9 per shoe box will help with the shipping expenses. Pre-printed boxes are also available, contact Cyndi McNamaracyndimc50@gmail.com or order online at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/order-pre-printed-shoeboxes/

Suggested Items:

  • school supplies
  • clothing
  • games
  • toys
  • hygiene items

Do Not Include the following items:

  • liquids
  • items that could melt - such as candy or other food items
  • war related items
  • toothpaste
  • candy

Wrapping a Shoe Box

The top of the box should be wrapped separately from the rest of the box - so the top can be taken off easily just as one can in a store.

The boxes are opened in North Carolina as they are processed to inspect the contents.

Operation Christmas Child Relay Center - Global Facebook Page

Check it out on Facebook - Operation Christmas Child Relay Center Page!