Appalachian Shoe Boxes

To quote a favorite hymn, “Because I have been given much, I too must give.”  You have been very generous in providing for children in Africa through Operation Christmas Child.  This is the first year our church will also participate in the Appalachian Shoe Box ministry.  These boxes will go to McCreary County, KY, the poorest county in the U.S.!  Many children there receive no other Christmas gifts.  If your heart is willing and your pocket book able, please consider giving to this cause using the list below.

Appropriate for all boxes:  toiletries and grooming supplies (any bottles of liquids should be put inside a zip lock bag), travel size products, fine warm hats, gloves and scarves, school supplies such as pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, etc.

For K-6 possibilities:  markers, crayons, balls, toys, hair bows, hair clips, card games, Legos, books, $5-$10 gift cards from Dollar Tree or Dollar General

For high school: gift cards from Dollar Tree or Dollar General, deodorant, body lotion, perfume, balls, wallet, socks, nail polish, lip gloss, flashlight.

Please label the box according to  the intended age.

Any candy should be in a separate bag for distribution.

There’s an area in the Loving Kindness Room for gathering the boxes by this Sunday, November 19.  Church member, Teresa Manring, has kindly offered  to deliver the boxes during a business trip to Kentucky in early December.