Operation Christmas Child

We will participate in Samaritan’s Purse again this year. Excitement is in the air for these children who know that they will be receiving a box from the United States-Paris, IL, Bell Ridge Christian Church. You too, can get excited by purchasing items for these boxes.
BRCC plans to send 125 this year. Below are the dates we have set for the collecting, packing and delivering boxes to the local distribution center in Marshall.

COLLECTING ITEMS begins Sunday, Nov 1 – Sat. Nov 13.
There will be table/s set up in the foyer for your contributions. We are asking that you bring things that will fit in a shoe box that are unbreakable, hygiene and school supplies – just think of items that you would give your children. Clothes, shoes & underwear are acceptable. Look for a WOW item for each box.
*Adult Sunday School classes will be donating: crayons, pencils & sharpers, notebooks, erasers, paint boxes, toothbrushes, soap, wash clothes, comb, brushes, and sunglasses.
NO candy or gum, No liquids, NO war related toys, NO medications, toothpaste, lotions, or damaged or used items.

PACKING 125 BOXES will be during the Sunday School hour on Nov. 15th. This year we will NOT be having any food or drinks during the boxing party. Masks may be worn, but not required, and there will be more room tables to accommodate the gifts.

You can also donate $9.00 for each box that we send for shipping and other project costs.

The most special thing you can do is pray for these children, items that are picked out with love, and all the work that goes into these boxes to better serve our Lord and His kingdom.

If you would like additional information, please contact Becky Bayes at 217.822.2658.

WOW! Gifts for All ages BOYS & GIRLS + other ideas

2-4 year olds
Stuffed animal-beanie baby
Dolls (consider including clothes with it)
Toy trucks, cars, tractors
Soccer balls – small, not inflated (include a manual pump)
Outfit of clothing to wear, underwear & socks
Adhesive band aids (colorful)
Chap stick – no medicated ones
Reusable plastic containers-cups, water bottles, blunt edge utensils
(consider filling the empty containers with hair ribbons, nail clippers, etc.)
Foam balls
Coloring books
Flip flops / Crocs / shoes
Play dough

5-9 year olds consider all the above items
Back pack/totes/purse
Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Markers, adhesive tape
Glue sticks –not liquid glue
Age appropriate jewelry
Hair ties, scrunchies, ribbons
Chalk board & chalk
Jump ropes
Small musical instruments

10-14 year olds consider all the above items
Brightly colored rope or twine-fishing kit
Garden tools
Baseball & mitt
Tennis balls, hacky sacks, football
Playing cards
Sewing kits
Watch with solar battery operated