Operation Christmas Child is a Not for Profit organisation operating under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse – a non-denominational Christian organisation. The purpose of OCC is to provide gifts in shoe boxes at Christmas to needy children in villages throughout the South Pacific.
A shoe box is filled with items in 6 categories that will bring joy to each child.
- Face Cloths
In 2017, LAC staff and students filled 93 boxes, sponsored 86 solar lights (batteries last up to 8 months) and donated $890 cash not including those who paid postage.
The results are huge: 1:8 children (not their family) make a commitment to Christ. 1:4 who do the discipleship programme become a Christian and a receive a Bible in their own language. This is mission work!
Our aim in participating in this programme is to help develop our students’ values of compassion, generosity, self-denial and selflessness.
I want to challenge each student to fundraise $20.00 for filling of boxes by Oct 2018. Going without something once a month and putting that money aside would soon raise the $20.00, e.g. a $5.00 fast food meal once a week or even once a month.
Students can choose to fill their own box and pay $20.00 postage if they choose.
Each fortnight one of the 6 category items is the focus and students can bring an item and put in the box outside the chaplain’s office. In October a packing day will happen when all the collected goods are packed in the shoeboxes and then shipped overseas.
On our PB4L celebration day at the end of each term, students can use their earned coupons to “buy” goods that can go into a shoebox. Students can then place the purchased item(s) in the OCC box.
What if 25 students filled 100 boxes?
What if 50 students filled ….
What if 100 students filled ….
Please encourage your children to participate and help another child who is in greater need than they are. For more information, please contact the chaplain, Mr Gredig