Boxes of Love

OCC Boxes Due Nov. 14

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Filled boxes for the 2016 FACS Operation Christmas Child campaign are due in classrooms Monday, November 14. FACS has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse for the past 18 years in Operation Christmas Child to provide shoeboxes filled with loving gifts to children in underserved communities around the globe. The boxes are stuffed with such things as small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, socks, t-shirts, and hard candy and are often the only gifts the children receive all year long.

Last year FACS students contributed a whopping 1,086 boxes; over the years, the shoebox gifts from FACS number in the thousands. Each year, FACS holds an all-school chapel so our students can dedicate the boxes to the Lord and pray for those who will receive the treasures. The 2016 Operation Christmas Child chapel will take place at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 16.