Operation Christmas Child

What is "Operation Christmas Child"?
It is a world outreach to children in need, that Cedar Creek supports each year. Your gift-filled shoeboxes represent more than smiles and laughter; they become gospel opportunities that open doors to share the love of Jesus Christ with children and their families around the world!


Simply fill a shoebox with gifts for a boy or girl. Please return box to Cedar Creek by Sun., November 11' Please donate $9 for each box you donate, to help cover the shipping costs. More detailed info below:

1.    SHOE BOX: Either Use an empty show box (standard size, please) or a small plastic shoe box sized container. OR you can bring gifts in a bag and volunteers will put in boxes and wrap Nov 11. Either way, please  pray for the child who will receive your gift!

2.    BOY OR GIRL: Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl. Indicate age and gender using labels from envelopes provided at church, and tape the label to the top of your box.

3.    FILL WITH GIFTS: Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided below.

4.    PLEASE INCLUDE $9 DONATION: Please donate $9 or more for each shoe box you fill, to help cover shipping and other project costs by using the provided envelopes. If paying by check, please write out check to Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan’s Purse. DROP OFF: Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop it off AT CEDAR CREEK CHURCH by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11. You can drop them off in the office - please call ahead to assure that someone is at the office. [NOTE: if you can stay after church that day, to help us wrap the boxes/lids, please considering helping.]

For more information, please call Rachel Anderson (507) 993-4426 or Jen Phoenix (507) 251-8314 or the church office at (477-2255)


TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.


Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or makers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

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

OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A PERSONAL NOTE: In a separated envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

DO NOT INCLUDE:  ANY CANDY, used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food, liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow-globes or glass containers; aerosol cans





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Cedar Creek Church
30 East Main Street
PO Box 224
Hayfield, MN 55940
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