The Social concerns committee of St. Mary Magdalene will once again be participating in Operation Christmas Child. Please pick up a box which can be found in the Narthex or buy a plastic shoe box. The boxes themselves are a great part of the gift. In many countries where our gifts go, these boxes are used for storage to keep insects from harming belongings. Follow the directions inside the box. Please return your filled box to the church by November 11th. with a check for $7.00 to cover shipping.
Operation Christmas Child uses simple, gift-filled shoe boxes to show millions of hurting children in 100 countries that they are loved and not forgotten. Kids and families wrap and pack empty shoe boxes with simple items most people take for granted, including toys, school supplies and toothbrushes. Operation Christmas Child collects the gift boxes and hand delivers them to hurting children around the world using whatever means necessary, sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, camels, even dog sleds.