This year, CYT is partnering with Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse) to help them reach their goal of packing 100 million shoeboxes since the program began. This project has families and individuals pack shoeboxes with simple gifts that will bring joy to children in need this holiday season. The boxes serve as reminders that there is a God who loves them and gave them the Greatest Gift.
CYT-Spokane and HYPE are promoting this cause to the CYT families and to the community! We are inviting YOU to be a part of this exciting project. All you have to do is bring a donation (either a gift or cash donation) with you when you come see “A Christmas Carol,” and you can be a part of spreading the Christmas joy all over the world. We will be collecting simple gifts at the show (see below for a more extensive list suggestion) as well as cash donations to help send the boxes to their destinations. Cast members of “A Christmas Carol” will pack the shoeboxes, and they will be collected during the week of Nov. 12-19.
Any size donation helps! Look around the house for extra school supplies or hygiene items that you could bring – and only $7 is needed to process each shoebox. Shoebox and/or small plastic tub donations are also very welcome! If you want more information about this organization that has been making an impact for many years, visit the Samaritan’s Purse website to read about how Operation Christmas Child works.
*School Supplies: Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps & ink pads, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
*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)
*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NOT Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Call the office at (509) 487-6540 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!