New location for local collection this year! 
Osceola Community Church
 2492 Education Ave, Osceola, WI 54020
 
 Collection times  
 November 14-21  Mon – Friday:  2pm – 7pm.
 Sat:  10am -7pm
 Sunday 12pm -7pm
 Monday (November 21) 9am -12pm  

For Osceola] residents, the spirit of giving is not limited to a specific time or holiday. That’s why, whether it’s November or December, generous volunteers are rallying to participate in the largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, to help children in need around the world.Throughout the year Osceola volunteers are transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, delivers these shoebox gifts to children overseas living in poverty or affected by war, disease and natural disaster. 

“Operation Christmas Child is able to reach millions of children each year because of the year-round efforts and generosity of volunteers like those in Osceola,” said Pamela Collova area drop off location director for Operation Christmas Child. “Packing shoebox gifts is contagious—it’s easy to get others involved when they know this simple act sends a message to children that they are loved and not forgotten. These gifts are tangible expressions of God’s love.”

Osceola residents hope to contribute 1,000 shoebox gifts toward the 2016 global goal of reaching 12 million children.

HOW OSCEOLA RESIDENTS CAN JOIN THE EFFORT:

  • PACK A SHOEBOX GIFT—Fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. National Collection Week is Nov. 14 – 21, when some 4,500 local drop-off sites will be open to receive shoebox gifts. By going online to give the suggested donation of $7 per shoebox gift, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world it will be delivered. They can also pack a shoebox gift online and even upload a photo and note of encouragement. 

  • JOIN A VOLUNTEER TEAM—Year-round volunteer opportunities are available in Osceola. For more information, call 715-760-2291 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

  • SPREAD THE WORD—Enlist families, friends and groups to take part in this life-changing project. 

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call Pam at 715-760-2291 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

 

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