First Baptist Church of Kenton, Kenton, OH

Operation Christmas Child




Start collecting your items now for your shoeboxes while school supplies are on sale. Aren't able to fill a shoebox but still want to help?  Collection tubs are set up in the foyer of the church for items that you would like to donate.  We will also be taking a special offering on Sunday, July 16 which will be used for shipping costs and additional shoebox items.  




How to Pack a Shoebox

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. Use the gift ideas listed below. Please include at least one item a child can immediately embrace such as a stuffed toy, doll, ball or toy truck

TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch,® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky,® etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.