Volunteers fill shoeboxes at last year’s packing party. Courtesy/WRPC
Participate in this year’s shoebox packing party and experience the joy of helping others. Courtesy/WRPC
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.
Samaritan’s Purse operates the Operation Christmas Child project, which collects shoeboxes packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other gifts for children 2 to 14 years old, and distributes them to children living in areas of poverty, disaster and armed conflict.
White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) will again host a shoebox packing party this fall. The packing party is a unique opportunity for family, friends, and neighbors to come together to experience the joy of helping children living in difficult or dire circumstances. Last year, more than 180 boxes were packed at the WRPC packing party. Joan Barr of WRPC shared about the opportunity, “it brings me great joy to picture the smiles on the children’s faces as they realized that someone cares.”
Everyone in the community is invited to join members and friends of WRPC for the Shoebox Packing Party at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at the church. The packing party will offer a night of fun, fellowship, food, and even door prizes!
Donations are also very welcome. Donations of small gifts, hygiene items, school supplies, and financial assistance to help with shipping and handling ($7 per box) can be left at WRPC, 310 Rover Boulevard, between 8 a.m. and noon, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, through Nov. 13. Please call the church office at 505.672.3682 for more information or to make arrangements to leave donations at another time.
White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in the heart of White Rock is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Worship happens at 9:15 a.m every Sunday, and a recorded service is broadcast at 11 a.m. Sundays on KRSN, 1490 AM. Find us online at wrpchurch.com or facebook.com/wrpchurch.