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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop Off November 13-20

Drop your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox at Alexandria First Baptist Church November 13-20:
Monday-Friday 9-11 am     Wednesday 6-8 p.m.     Saturday 2-4 pm     Sunday 4-6 pm     Monday 7-9 am
If you wish to volunteer contact Elaine Bronner.  Thank you!  Our church as well as some other local churches gladly accept donations for the shoeboxes throughout the year.  If you don’t have a box, but have items to go in a shoebox, please feel free to bring those.  Track your box by going to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box/ or https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.    Postage for each box is $9 this year, so if you would like to help and cannot or do not want to shop feel free to make a monetary donation toward postage.  Ideas for items to buy for the shoebox are:
Blanket (small), Fabric squares, Flip-flops, Hat, ball cap, bandana, Hygiene:  Bar soap, comb or brush, deodorant, hair bands or clips, wash cloths, tooth brushes (no paste), School supplies:  Calculator (solar), coloring book, crayons, pencil (sharpeners), pens, ruler, scissors, writing paper or pad, Sewing kit or small tools, Socks, Sunglasses, Tape measure, Toys:  Beach ball, small ball, blocks, small picture book, car or truck, deflated ball with pump & needle, doll, small Etch-a-Sketch, finger puppet, jewelry, jump rope, musical instrument, puzzle, Slinky, sticker book with stickers, stuffed animal, Yo-Yo, T-shirt.  Be sure your label is taped securely to the box, especially if you want to track it.

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