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Hobby Lobby Joins Effort to Make Christmas a Reality for 12 Million Children

Hobby Lobby Joins Effort to Make Christmas a Reality for 12 Million Children.

The chain of retail arts and crafts stores, Hobby Lobby, announced its partnership with the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham.

 

Through Operation Christmas Child, kids and families wrap and pack empty shoeboxes with simple items most people take for granted, including toys, school supplies and hygiene items. - Retail Chain Hobby Lobby Joins Effort to Make Christmas a Reality for 12 Million Children - Image courtesy of Operation Christmas Child.

Image courtesy of Operation Christmas Child. Through Operation Christmas Child, kids and families wrap and pack empty shoeboxes with simple items most people take for granted, including toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

Hobby Lobby Joins Effort to Make Christmas a Reality for 12 Million Children.

“We are delighted to partner with Operation Christmas Child to help show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world,” said David Green, founder and chief operating officer of Hobby Lobby. “This initiative will touch countless lives with a Christmas gift and the greatest gift of all—the good news of Jesus Christ.” 

Through Operation Christmas Child, families, churches and community groups fill shoeboxes. You can fill these shoeboxes with items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items. These shoeboxes are creating gifts that can make a significant difference in the lives of needy children around the world too. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 135 million children in 150 countries and territories. In 2016, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 12 million children. With your help you can help reach this goal too!

Check out these other Operation Christmas Child Blog Post

You can check out these blog post on Courageous Christian Father regarding Operation Christmas Child too. One of these blog post talks about the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. Another one is about how in the 2015 year, they exceeded their goal and they hope they can do that for 2016 too. Plus, another write up about how when school started recently, families was also buying school supplies to add in the shoeboxes. You can even check out the about link, to for more ideas of what to include or not include in the shoebox too.

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“The Green family has faithfully taken a strong stand for biblical values, and we at Samaritan’s Purse are delighted to partner with them again this year for our Operation Christmas Child project,” said Franklin Graham, president. “There are a wide variety of great items available at Hobby Lobby stores that are perfect for packing shoebox gifts and showing the love of God to children in need.”

Hobby Lobby customers can purchase shoebox-size plastic containers and items to pack at all Hobby Lobby stores nationwide. You can purchase shoeboxes and supplies from now until the Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week. The Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is November 14 – 21, 2016. (This will change each year too) You don’t need to wait for this time to buy shoeboxes and supplies. Purchases of these items can be made throughout the year and set aside for the next collection too.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child and find a local drop-off location, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. To find a Hobby Lobby store near you or to shop online, visit www.hobbylobby.com.
Submitted press release via DeMoss. #HobbyLobby #OperationChristmasChild #OCC

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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