Toiletries & Personal Items for Operation Christmas Child

Our current missions project is partnering once again with Samaritan’s Purse to support Operation Christmas Child.

For the month of September we are collecting toiletries and personal items. Our specific needs are toothbrushes, soap bars, combs, socks, flip flops and sunglasses but all shoebox-sized items are welcome, including schools supplies which we started collecting in August. Please no liquids, lotions, vitamins, medications, aerosol cans, or used toiletries. Bring your donations to the big boxes at Kid’s Quest check-in stations and talk to your kids about how God will use these gifts to spread the Gospel message all over the world. And be sure to save Saturday, Nov. 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, on your family calendar to join us for Assembly Day where we’ll pack the gift boxes!

 

 

 

School Supplies For Operation Christmas Child

Some of you keen-eyed people may have noticed that there were 2 school supply collections running simultaneously this month! Kid’s Quest has been collecting school supplies to send to kids in need around the world while Dale Sutherland shared with the congregation a school supply collection to send to kids in need in local schools. Thankfully we serve a great big God who can provide for both and we feel blessed to be able to share the resources and Gospel message with kids both locally and around the world!

Local Outreach is finished with their collection but Kid’s Quest will continue to collect school supplies for Operation Christmas Child through the end of August. We specifically need pencil sharpeners, pens, crayons and markers but all shoebox-sized items are welcome, including gently used, unbroken school supplies.

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of these simple shoebox gifts. Samaritan’s Purse also works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts, share the Gospel, and provide follow-up discipleship classes. Often entire families and sometimes entire villages come to know Jesus personally.

If you’d like to contribute, drop off donations in the big school bus boxes found at Kid’s Quest check-in stations. While it’s often faster and easier to shop for supplies without your kids, we strongly recommend taking them with you or encouraging them to pay for items with their own money. Take advantage of a teachable moment to talk to your kids about giving offering gifts for God to use.

ARE YOU CRAFTY?

We have a large collection of random craft supplies that we’d like to turn into either craft kits or completed crafts to include in our shoe boxes but we need help from someone more crafty than us! If you can re a crafty person who could help us make the most of these supplies, please contact Romney Short at romney.short@mcleanbible.org to discuss.

 

 

 

Last Weekend For Book Collection

This weekend, June 28/29, is our last weekend to collect gently used kid’s books on behalf of Local Impact, part of Tysons Outreach Ministries. All books are being given to under-resourced students at a local elementary school who have been participating in a Local Impact afterschool program which provides tutoring and Bible teaching. They are also making plans for a summer outreach program. Help us fill the last shelf by bringing used kid’s books to your child’s Large Group room. If kids fill the shelf, they will celebrate in Kid’s Quest with a cool treat on July 5/6!

Fill The Shelf Book Collection

Kid’s Quest is partnering with Local Impact, part of Tysons Outreach Ministries, to support under-resourced students at a local elementary school. Bring in gently used kid’s books to fill the bookshelf in your child’s Large Group room now through June 29. The books will be given to students in need participating in a Local Impact afterschool program which provides tutoring and Bible teaching. We also recently had the opportunity to share our Starting Zone Gospel Presentation with them.

If kids fill the shelf, they will celebrate in Kid’s Quest with a cool treat on July 5/6!

Toiletries & Personal Items for Operation Christmas Child

This month we are continuing our missions focus on Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Operation Christmas Child brings joy andhope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of these simple shoebox gifts. Samaritan’s Purse also works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts, share the Gospel, and provide follow-up discipleship classes. Often entire families and sometimes entire villages come to know Jesus personally.

We are praising God for the many families who participated in our school supplies collection in August. We gathered 1494 supplies! This will go a long way in filling the boxes we will assemble together in November. This month we are specifically collecting toiletries and personal items.

Ideas for Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, bar soap, comb, wash cloth, stick deodorant, chapstick, dry make-up, nail clippers, emory boards, etc.

NO liquids, lotions, vitamins, medications, aerosol cans, or used toiletries.

Ideas for Personal Items: hair accessories, kid’s jewelry, watches, pocket mirrors, small purses, sunglasses, ball caps, socks, t-shirts, flip flops, shoes, hankerchiefs, scarves, gloves, etc.

Bring your donations to the big boxes at Kid’s Quest check-in stations. Click here to see the video we’re sharing with kids in Large Group.