Start

November 4, 2017 2:00 pm

End

November 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Location

Wintonbury Church
54 Maple Avenue
Bloomfield, CT, 06002

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Changing lives through the power of a simple gift. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) provides needed supplies to children 102 countries along with the Gospel message in the child's own language.


OCC Regional Collection Center
November 13 - 20

Collection Center Hours on our online calendar. 

How You Can Help
Wintonbury expects to collect over 10,000 shoe boxes from churches all around Connecticut. You can help by:

  • greeting guests and helping with shoebox intake.
  • packing shoeboxes into shipping cartons.
  • loading shoeboxes on the tractor trailer.
  • providing snacks and baked goods for volunteers and guests.
  • Help especially needed Sunday, November 19, 1:30 - 8pm, when we expect approximately 6,000 shoeboxes on this Sunday alone. Lots of heavy lifting from 5:30 - 8pm! Not a great day for families with young children to volunteer. 

Contact Alex R or sign up in the Connection Center to volunteer.

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child here.


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND MADE OUR PACKING PARTY A SUCCESS!!!

OCC Packing Party
Saturday, November 4
2-4:30pm

It's time to pack shoeboxes with the supplies we've collected throughout the year! All ages welcome, something for everyone to do: wrap, pack, make cards, small craft gifts and more.
Contact: Karen K

If you are able, please bring:

  • items needed for the shoeboxes: school supplies, paper, pens, sharpeners, erasers, bars of soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, combs and small toys
  • a snack or your favorite seasonal dessert to share
  • FRIENDS and FAMILY for a fun-filled afternoon of service
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