Mrs. Armstrong's and Ms. Emin's family groupings are organizing donations for Operation Christmas Child. The information is below:
Here's the list of things we are collecting:
Fill your shoe box
Fill your shoe box with a well-balanced variety of items from the following categories:
School Supplies - Items such as pencils, pens, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture books
Toys & Other Gifts - Items such as stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, socks, and candy (loose, individually wrapped hard candy in a sealable bag)
Hygiene Items - Please place soap in a sealable bag
Personal Note - Include a personal note and/or a photo in your shoe box (not inside the donation envelope)
DO NOT INCLUDE:
Toothpaste (due to customs regulations)
Food and any chewy, crumbly, or soft candy: Including gum (due to customs regulations)
Used items (due to customs regulations)
Playing cards (other card games such as UNO are allowed)
Liquids or items that could leak, melt, freeze, or break - Shampoo, creams, lip balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc. (these can damage other items in the shoe box).
Items that can scare or harm a child - War-related toys, knives, and toy guns, etc.
Using a backpack instead of a shoe box is problematic because it creates unfair circumstances at distribution events. Backpacks can also cause problems when cartons are being packed, and when shipments are going through Customs.