White Rock Presbyterian Church Expects To Pack Over 200 Shoeboxes At Packing Party Nov. 6

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in 2014. Courtesy photo

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in 2014. Courtesy photo

WRPC News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) is again hosting a shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) at 7 p.m., Nov. 6 at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.

OCC is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which is a non-denominational relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. The OCC project collects shoeboxes packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other gifts for children 2 to 14 years old, and distributes them to children around the world living in refugee camps, or areas of poverty, disaster and armed conflict.

WRPC has been involved with this program for many years, and last year packed more than 220 boxes.

“It brings me great joy to picture the smiles on the children’s faces as they realize that someone cares,” Joan Barr of WRPC said.

The community is invited to join members and friends of WRPC for the Shoebox Packing Party. The packing party is an opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to come together to help make a difference in the lives of children living in difficult or dire circumstances, as well as being a night of fun and fellowship. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Donations of small gifts, hygiene items and school supplies are welcome. Monetary gifts of any amount also are welcome to “Adopt-A-Box,” to help with shipping and handling costs ($7 per box).

For more information, contact the church office at 505.672.3682 or office@wrpchurch.com.

White Rock Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The church at 310 Rover Blvd., is in the heart of White Rock. Worship happens at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday followed by Fellowship and Sunday School. Learn more at wrpchurch.com or facebook.com/wrpchurch.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in 2014. Courtesy photo

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in 2014. Courtesy photo

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in 2014. Courtesy photo

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