August 6, 2022 @ 1:55 am – August 31, 2022 @ 2:55 am
Heather MacGregor
Monthly Collection for Operation Christmas Child

Every month, we have a list of collection items we are gathering. In November, we will be having a shoe box packing party. Stay tuned for an update for our announcement of the date for the event.

August Collection Items: School Supplies/ Craft Supplies/ Activities *high-demand items

  • Pre-sharpened pencils/ colored pencils*
  • Small manual pencil sharpeners*
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Crayons*
  • Markers*
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil Cases
  • Chalk
  • Chalk Boards
  • Sticky Notes
  • Blank Index Cards
  • Notebooks Paper (loose leaf or construction)
  • Glue sticks
  • Rulers
  • Safety scissors (blunt tip)
  • Solar Powered Calculators
  • Scotch tape
  • Duct tape (in a pretty design)
  • Stickers
  • Stamps with ink pad
  • Glitter (in a tightly sealed container)
  • Stick- on rhinestone jewels
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Kits
  • Fabric Sections
  • Mini craft kits
  • Coloring books
  • Journals
  • Picture Books
  • Watercolor paint pallets (not liquid) with paintbrush
  • Playdough (consider cookie cutters that the child can use with the playdough)
  • Puzzles
  • Playing cards
  • Marbles
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Binoculars
  • Compasses
  • Fishing Kits


Things we CANNOT send:

Nothing edible (this includes toothpaste)

No scary or war-related items

No liquid or lotions

No medications (items labeled as “medicated”) or vitamins

No aerosol cans

Nothing breakable (including glass containers)

No damaged items