Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
growing together

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Continues Despite COVID

Now more than ever, children need great joy!  This Christmas, you can give kids in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox.

There are two ways to participate:

Option 1: On Sunday, October 4, boxes will be made available in the church parking lot for pick up. This is also a communion Sunday, so after you have received the bread and juice from Pastor Jay, you will find a table with OCC boxes available for pick-up from your car window.  Pack the shoebox/es with gifts such as stuffed animals, balls, toys, school supplies, and hygiene items.  (If you are not comfortable visiting stores, consider ordering items from Amazon or another mail-order company.)  Along with a $9 donation per box for shipping and processing, return the boxes to Shady Grove from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, or Saturday, November 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.  

Option 2: In just a few clicks, you can pack a shoebox online.  
Visit this site for details.

NOTE:  Please do NOT include the following items:  candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Please contact Wendy Krickovic at if you have any questions.