Serve with 55Connect
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Packing
You are invited......
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes packed by Canadians. It is one way to remind children suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.
Every volunteer in the processing center plays an important role in the ministry of Operation Christmas Child, ensuring the integrity and successful delivery of the shoebox gifts. Volunteers form teams responsible for inspecting shoebox gifts, working with filler items, organizing shoebox gifts by age and gender into designated cartons, heavy lifting and sorting inappropriate items/repairing any damaged shoebox gifts.
The processing center is in a warehouse, so please make proper provisions to be comfortably and appropriately dressed for this environment. Be prepared with closed-toed shoes appropriate for standing for long periods, and warm, layered, casual clothes as the temperature inside can vary. Breaks are available as needed. If you know of someone who will be going, we encourage you to carpool when/where possible.
There are two dates to choose from:
Dates: Thursday, November 23 or Thursday, November 30
Times: Both shifts are from 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Processing Centre - Samaritan's Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary
Registration will close on November 16 OR when all the spots are filled, so be sure to register soon! Anyone ages 14 and up welcome!!
Important Note: In order to volunteer, you will need to print and complete a waiver form and bring it with you the morning of your shift. Printed copies will also be available at the Info Desk, if you prefer to pick one up there.
Questions? Email 55Connect Ministry at [email protected] or phone the Church Office at 403-851-0011.