Creating for a Cause with Operation Christmas Child

OCC_logoAre you a creator looking for a way to use your creativity to benefit a worthy cause this year?  Join Creating for a Cause which is hosting its 2nd Christmas Shoe Box event on October 19, 20 and 21.

If you aren’t the ‘creative type’ and would rather just donate directly to the cause – below I have listed some information for you to do so!

National Collection Week is November 12-19, 2012

Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.

Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.  Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page.

Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation”option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.

Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop it off at the collection center nearest you during our collection week, November 12-19, 2012.  For locations and hours of collection visit our Drop-Off Locations page where you can find the nearest place to take your shoe box by entering your ZIP Code or you can call 1-800-353-5949.

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SHOE BOX LABELS

Click on the image here for printable artwork of the labels and a donation form. If you are not using our online “Follow Your Box Donation” option, fill out the form and include it in your box with your donation to receive a tax receipt. (Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.)

You can also send your shoe box gift to:
Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child

801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607

Residents in the Metro Richmond area can drop off their shoe boxes at these locations:

Destiny City Fellowship

3913 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

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HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tues – Nov 13: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed – Nov 14: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thur – Nov 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri – Nov 16: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat – Nov 17: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sun – Nov 18: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon – Nov 19: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sandston Baptist Church

100 W Williamsburg Road
Sandston, VA 23150

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HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues – Nov 13: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed – Nov 14: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thur – Nov 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri – Nov 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat – Nov 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun – Nov 18: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon – Nov 19: Not Collecting

Second Baptist Church

9614 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

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HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues – Nov 13: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed – Nov 14: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thur – Nov 15: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fri – Nov 16: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat – Nov 17: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun – Nov 18: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mon – Nov 19: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

New Bethesda Baptist Church

9019 New Bethesda Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tues – Nov 13: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed – Nov 14: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur – Nov 15: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri – Nov 16: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat – Nov 17: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun – Nov 18: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon – Nov 19: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church

11220 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tues – Nov 13: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed – Nov 14: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thur – Nov 15: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri – Nov 16: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat – Nov 17: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun – Nov 18: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mon – Nov 19: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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