We need the help of everyone in the Lubbock Adventist Church. Please help our Lubbock Junior Academy students learn that, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Our students love to pack Christmas shoeboxes for needy children across the globe. The charitable organization behind this extraordinary project is called Operation Christmas Child (OCC). This program is carried out through Samaritan’s Purse. Directed by Franklin Graham, the son of televangelist Billy Graham, Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief organization that supports more than 100 countries worldwide.

The week of November 14-19 is national collection week. We are asking you to donate & bring to church by next Sabbath, November 19, any of the following:

TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoo, harmonica, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (w/extra batteries

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER: Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

MONEY: It costs $7 per shoebox to send. Thank you for your generosity.

DO NOT BRING: Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate, out-of-date candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes, glass containers, or aerosol cans.

There is an example of a Christmas shoebox for a boy and for a girl in the foyer. The age levels for the shoeboxes are 2-4 years, 5-9 years, and 10-14 years.

Donations may be given by dropping them into the bushel basket in the foyer.

Thank you and check out http://operationchristmaschild.org.au/