Operation Christmas Child is an outreach through Samaritan's Purse providing a tangible gift for individuals who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters. disease. and famine. Materials are collected throughout the year, packed in shoeboxes in November, and distributed through local programs to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. In 2019 Lisbon FUMC served as a drop-off location where more than 2000 boxes were collected for distribution.
2021 Collection Schedule:
January Collection: Combs, hairbrushes, nail files, clippers
February Collection: Toys for children--Cars, small blocks, small figures, nerf balls
March Collection: Toys for children--Baby dolls, Barbie dolls, toy jewelry, hair bows and clips
April Collection: Small stuffed animals, slinkys, card games, stickers, jump ropes
May Collection: Underwear, socks, flip-flops. T-shirts, bandanas
June Collection: Books, flashlights/ batteries, puzzles, playdoh/plastic cookie cutters
July Collection: Musical instruments( harmonica, flute,etc.)stamp sets, stickers
August Collection: School supplies:crayons, coloring books, pens, pencils, beads, yarn
September Collection: Combs/brushes, hair clips, bows, etc.
October Collection: Small foam balls, yoyos, jump ropes, play-doh
November Collection: Packing Party Nov. 14 after worship
Collection for distribution November 17-22
DO NOT BUY: War items, liquids, candy, gum, medicines, glass, chocolate, or used or worn items