Adopt a Box - Operation Christmas Child

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5 September, 2021

We have a limited number of Operation Christmas Child boxes available to for you to "adopt" for the cost of $20. You can pay for them by clicking on the ADOPT A BOX button below. These are a great option for those whose movements are impacted by the current COVID regulations or who are unable to shop online. You can see what items are provided in the attached PDF

Alternatively, you can shop online yourself and the items delivered to you directly. We've included a shopping guide so you can make sure you source all the items needed for a shoebox. Ann has also provided a list of items you can order through Kmart, but where you shop is totally up to you!

Once you've completed your shopping, let us know how many boxes you need by clicking on the button below and we will set some aside for you

You have until the 14th November to get your boxes in so start packing! We will be dedicating the Christmas boxes at our return to in person services on the 14th November 2021. You will be able to drop your boxes off at the church on Saturday 13th November between 3pm - 4pm.


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