Thank You, for bringing in 70 Operation Christmas Child boxes! What a team effort!
20 kids were given $20 and an OCC box to fill & return. Hope that was a great time
with your kids! In a time of receiving, they're learning the joy of giving! In October, 2019, the Kincade Fire interrupted
lives throughout Sonoma County. In Cloverdale, power was out as residents sheltered in place. Over 200,000 people
were evacuated throughout the county, including several of our Bridge families. We are so thankful all family's homes were
spared. At a time we're usually OCC shopping, we were hunkered down for nearly a week. Afterwards freezers & fridges were
cleared out and groceries purchased. As it turned out, The Bridge's $400 in seed money and $900 in shipping was timely, indeed!
Thank You, all, for taking time to focus on children's gifts during this intense time. These boxes are both a blessing to
the receivers and a givers, as we take joy in choosing gifts & praying over Operation Christmas Child gifts! On their
way to the children of the world, now!
GREAT VIDEO ... 25 YEARS OF OCC!! Watch now!
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MAIN O.C.C. WEBSITE
2018 ... In November, we took our 53 OCC BOXES to "The River Calvary Chapel"
in Windsor, making their way from there to the Fullerton, CA, processing center! Thank You, everyone!
2017 OCC packing changes occurred due to Customs regulations during shipping - no food
or toothpaste this year.
- In the Sonoma County, CA, area, the October wildfires affected so many people who
normally join in that the local OCC director wrote all the churches in the area, asking if folks could add more boxes
to our projects, standing in for those who couldn't participate this year. Thank you, Church family! Over 75 boxes sent
to OCC's global ministry to children!
- THANK YOU! WE DID
IT! On November 19th & 20th, 2017, The Bridge Foursquare in
Cloverdale, CA, delivered over 70 Operation Christmas Child Boxes to our local Collection Center in Windsor, CA,
adding over $750 toward shipping costs, as well! That same day the boxes were taken to Santa Rosa, where a large truck
transported cases of OCC gift boxes to the Southern California Processing Center, then onto the world!
2016 Operation Christmas Child ...
- So happy to deliver 40 OCC boxes from The Bridge to our nearest Samaritan's Purse drop off in Windsor, California!
The effort that goes into this ministry to children is remarkable! (The year of the ball cap!)
- Thanks, too, for a Loo$e Change Conte$t, netting $400+, paying
for shipping for our boxes and more! (This "Guys vs. Gals Loose Change Contest" resulted in a win for the Gals,
with Guys cooking breakfast for the ladies!) Thanks, everyone!
OCC info ...
- 93 boxes from
The Bridge Foursquare Church :). (Lots of soccer balls!)
- Over 10 million shoeboxes worldwide!
Please pray for the recipients of our OCC gifts.
Best Way to Build Shoebox Gifts ... plan ahead & shop/make throughout the year.
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through
the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and
ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. In the past 4 years,
over 22 million boxes were given and over 1 million children gave their hearts to the Lord through these simple gifts.
Is there anything else like this happening in the world?
GOODIES TO GATHER - and - LOOK UP IDEAS ONLINE & ON PINTEREST FOR EASY DIY PROJECTS FOR WOMEN, MEN, YOUTH
& KIDS TO MAKE:
PACKING EARLY FOR 2018! TAKE A FEW BOXES HOME and fill them throughout the year! Pick up a
preprinted SHOEBOX at The Bridge & shop a bunch of post holiday & post season sales for SHOEBOX gifts throughout the
year! You'll like the new focus when you shop ... something for the kids around the world!
PACKING IDEAS FROM Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child
- “WOW” TOY Start with a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball
with pump, or stuffed animal
- OTHER GIFTS
Fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. Include a personal note and photo. INCLUDE $9
DONATION A donation of $9 is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. Give online through Follow Your Box and discover
the destination of your shoebox.
- BRING FILLED
BOX TO CHURCH! On Sunday, DROP-OFF SUNDAY, NOV. 5th or 12th, 2017!
OCC PACKING LIST & LABELS - CLICK ON THIS LINE