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2018 ... IT'S GO TIME!  FINALIZE SHOPPING, FILL BOXES, & GET READY TO BRING THEM TO THE BRIDGE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th & 18th, 2018!
Need ideas? Click the weblink, ABOVE!


 
GREAT VIDEO ... 25 YEARS OF OCC!! Watch now! 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MAIN O.C.C. WEBSITE


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!
2015 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.

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The 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:

START 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 website:
  • “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.
  • PRAY 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

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