Date(s) - 10/10/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
State Library of Victoria
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YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND PACK A SHOEBOX OF JOY FOR A CHILD IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS
Where: 333 Swanston Street, Melbourne – Cross Culture Church – Chapel.
When: Friday 9 October, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to cover food, drink and venue hire.
Operation Christmas Child shares God’s love in a tangible way by giving gift-filled shoe boxes to impoverished kids around the world.
Come along and pack a shoebox for a child in need overseas, while also supporting a variety of local social enterprises and community groups. An indoor market stall set up at the event will sell items suitable for 2 – 14 year olds in a price range from $1 – $3 to include in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
What do I pack in my shoebox?
We recommend packing shoeboxes with something from each of the 6 categories below. A market stall with appropriate gifts from $1 each will be available at the event, though you are also welcome to bring and pack your own gifts that fit each of the categories that are recommended below:
* Something to love
* Something to play with
* Something to wear
* Something for personal hygiene
* Something for school
* Something special
Empty shoeboxes will be available on the night and gift-filled shoeboxes will be collected, processed and distributed overseas by Samaritan’s Purse. We ask you to bring $9.50 to cover the cost of the pre-printed shoebox ($0.50) and postage ($9.00).
You can pack as many boxes as you like and even buy some stocking fillers for your own Christmas gifts this year!
Program/What to expect
* The event is fairly casual, and is open to all.
* There will be light entertainment, a video presentation and an open microphone for people to share their OCC testimonies.
* Snacks and drinks will be available and you can BYO food and drink.
* Feel free to BYO shoeboxes and items to be packed.
* All shoeboxes should be handed in on the night. We will be organising transportation of all shoeboxes to the OCC Warehouse the following day as part of our Warehouse Processing Opportunity Program.
* The event will come to a close with a time of prayer for all shoeboxes collected.
Learn More / Official Links
* Samaritan’s Purse (parent not-for-profit/charitable organisation)
* Operation Christmas Child
Whilst this is an open event, please register below to help us track the number of attendees to expect. (Website registration is required)
Bookings are closed for this event.