The deacons are partnering with The Samaritan’s Purse this fall and partaking with Operation Christmas Child.
Look for shoeboxes being available at the back table of Providence URC on Thanksgiving weekend – Sunday October 7th and 8th. All families (especially those with children) are encouraged to take an empty box home and fill it for a girl or boy (aged between 2-4, 5- 9 & 10-14), filling the box with age and gender appropriate gifts along with essentials such as school supplies (pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, etc), non-liquid hygiene items (toothbrushes, combs, bar soap, etc.) and personal accessories (socks, hats, watches, hair clips, etc.)
The boxes must be ready by November 18, at which time the deacons will collect any filled boxes brought to Strathroy URC.
More information can be found on the Samaritan’s Purse Website. Please visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child