Operation Christmas Child, a ministry that we participate in every year, provides impoverished children around the world with toys, hygiene items, and Bible books through shoeboxes filled by thousands of churches. It's a fun way for our families here in East Tennessee to participate in giving to others in need.
The process is easy! Simply pick up a shoebox in AKids lobby on October 22, choose a boy or girl, choose an age range, and go out and buy items to put in your shoebox. Toys, games, balls soap, washcloths, coloring books, a letter and picture from your family - just no candy, toothpaste, or violent toys. Then drop off your filled shoebox with a $9 donation for shipping internationally.
As in previous years, we're partnering with Chick-fil-A in Morristown for the shoebox drop-off. We'll update you when we've determined a date - so stay tuned!