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    Ward Church Outreach 2 months ago

    Every 30 seconds a child comes to Christ through a shoebox!

    Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes go to over 100 countries to the neediest children who may have never received as gift. Local partners in each country use the shoeboxes along with the message of Christ as a tool to bring many children and their families to faith. Most children also have an opportunity to take a follow up discipleship course called The Greatest Journey.

    Choose a boy or girl in one of three age groups; 2-4; 5-9 or 10-14; and fill an empty shoebox with small toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items (no liquids) and $9 to cover shipping. Already have your shoebox and ready to pack it? View suggested items to include by age range at the Samaritan’s Purse website.

    Drop Off Details

    National Collection Week – November 16 – 23, 2020
    Community Shoebox Collection
    Ward Church is located at 40000 W Six Mile Road west of Haggerty Road in Northville, MI.

    A touchless drop-off will be located at our covered entry at Entry Door 1. Please follow the signs in the Ward parking lot to Door 1.

    We will follow all CDC precautions to keep you safe at drop-off. Please arrive during the posted drop off hours and wait in your car. Someone will be with you ASAP.

    If you have more than 100 boxes, please call 248.374.5927 and leave a message with your estimated arrival day/time so we can be prepared for you! Thank you!

    Community Drop Off Hours:

    • Monday, Nov. 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 21: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 22: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Sally Drago is looking for volunteers to help with two different opportunities. Anyone interested in serving can sign up at (will update with slots signup shortly) or contact Sally or Sue at sue.hanstad@ward.church. They are looking for:

    2 Greeter Volunteers for a shift on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1:45-5:30 p.m.

    • Welcome drivers as they pull up to donate shoeboxes
    • Help unload cars/vans
    • Pray with donors
    • Assist with packing into cartons as needed

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