Operation Christmas Child 2019

What: Operation Christmas Child Packing Party. Join the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta as we support the Samaritans Purse with Operation Christmas Child. This program supplies shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts for children around the world who are in need.

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12 pm – 2 pm

Where: Westwood Elementary School, 2981 Montana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

Please join us!
RSVP– So we know how much food to make
WHAT TO BRING: Empty shoe box(es) – gifts for each box (see below for details) – $5.00 for shipping your box- a cheery holiday spirit!!!

GUIDELINES SHOE BOX GUIDELINES Use a shoe box with a separate lid.  
You’ll pack and wrap your box and lid during the party.  Wrapping paper and decorating supplies will be provided. 
Decide the gender and age range for your gift – girl or boy? 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14?  You’ll get a special label to indicate your choices.
SELECT GIFTS FOR YOUR BOX Choose gifts that bring joy.  Gift suggestions are below, but include any age-appropriate items that fit in your box and are not in the “please do not include” paragraph.  BRING A $5 CASH DONATION PER BOX  To cover shipping your shoe box gift to another country.  For 10 or more boxes — bring a single cashier’s check or money order. 
RSVP by Nov. 14th to let us know how many are coming.  We’ll have fun, fellowship and a light lunch. Around 1:45 pm, we’ll take a group picture with our boxes before sending them to children all over the world.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter  GIFT SUGGESTIONS TOYS Dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals,   harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up or make noise, etc. SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads, paper, solar calculators, coloring books, etc. HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
ACCESSORIES T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights. 
A PERSONAL NOTE: Include a note and photo of yourself or your family. Include your address; the child may write back.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE -Used, damaged or war-related items like toy guns, knives or military figures; food or candy; toothpaste, liquids or lotions; aerosol cans; medications or vitamins; breakable items (glass or snow globes). 
OR, IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT DONATE You can donate online as a prepayment option through BZZEF cashapp @ $BZZEF or PayPal@ bzzefinc@gmail.com
BUY A BOX – purchase deadline Nov 13th For $27.00 donation, you can buy-a-box and we will pack and wrap it for you in honor or memory of someone special. You can purchase at BZZEF cashapp @ $BZZEF or PayPal@ bzzefinc@gmail.com

Samaritan’s Purse INTERNATIONAL RELIEF Operation Christmas Child” is a project of Samaritan’s Purse1-800-353-5949 samaritanspurse.org