Believe it or not, we will be packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child before you know it!  Therefore, we are going to begin collecting shoe boxes now so that we can exceed the number of shoe boxes that PLUM donated last year to this amazing ministry sponsored by Sumaritan’s Purse.

A bin will be in the connector between the buildings for you to place your items in. Following is the list of items that we will be collecting each month; however, we will gladly accept any of the items listed below at any time. All items must be new.


August – SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, markers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, crayons, coloring and picture books, stamps and ink pad sets, etc.

September – NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

October – ACCESSORIES: hard candy, lollypops, mints, gum, t-shirts, socks, small tote bags, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries or self charging), etc.

November – We will begin our usual collection of complete shoe boxes.  Empty shoe boxes will be available at that time.


We will be happy to continue collecting:

SMALL TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yo, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries or that use kinetic energy)