PACK A SHOEBOX
Be part of the largest child evangelism project in history by filling a shoebox for a child in need. Each shoebox contains the gospel message of hope to children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in over 160 countries and territories have received a shoebox. In 2020, Samaritan’s Purse plans to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 11 million children! Shoeboxes are never distributed in the same place, so each box packed is delivering the gospel to a new group of children.
PICK UP A BOX
Pick up a shoebox in the lobby on the weekends of October 24/25, October 31/November 1, and November 7/8
RETURN YOUR BOX
Return your shoebox to the lobby on the weekends of November 14/15 and November 21/22
Or, Monday through Friday from 12:30 – 4 PM from Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 23
SERVE WITH OCC AT MISSION HILLS
Help is needed to distribute and collect/package our shoeboxes and those brought to Mission Hills from all over the Southwest Metro area. We anticipate receiving more than 15,000 shoeboxes during National Collection Week, November 16 – 23, to send to the Denver Collection Center for shipment all over the world.
Please sign up below to help. Together we can get this done!
Filled cartons weigh between 35-50 pounds lateral lift. Men, your help is vital too!
Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, distribution and collection are expected to be outside the building. Please dress accordingly. Masks will be required in and outside during this process. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be available. Please note, COVID restrictions have necessitated a change to age limits for children wishing to serve.
Children age 9 and up accompanied by a parent are welcome to participate (1 child under age 12, per adult). We will be handing out boxes and prepared materials quickly to ensure that we remain socially distanced. Please sign up children under age 12 in the same space as parents.
Adult help is essential during this time, as we put filled shoeboxes into cartons, and then load them onto large trucks. Both men and women are needed to make the process work. Your children age 10 and up accompanied by a parent are welcome to participate (1 child under age 12, per adult). We will be handing out boxes and prepared materials quickly to ensure that we remain socially distanced. Please sign up children under age 12 in the same space as parents. Men and teens, please don’t hesitate to sign up for the heavy lifting! This will count as high school volunteer hours.
Filled cartons weigh between 35-50 pounds lateral lift. Those able to do heavy lifting ( 35+ lbs. vertically), please sign up in the area marked “Heavy Lifting.”