Operation Christmas Child has been going on at Fowler Elementary for about 5 years.

“The purpose of this program is to teach the kids about giving, while giving to kids all over the world,” said program coordinator Janelle Bell.


Operation Christmas Child has been going on at Fowler Elementary for about 5 years.
“The purpose of this program is to teach the kids about giving, while giving to kids all over the world,” said program coordinator Janelle Bell.
The process for the program is to first get any kind of empty standard size shoe box. You can wrap the box but it’s not required. Fill the box with items for kids such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc.
If you are sending items to the school, they must be there by Friday, Nov. 18, don’t forget to send a $7 donation, which will cover the shipping cost. You can also pay the shipping cost online, which will allow you to track your box.
There are a few things that you cannot put in the box such as toy guns, knives or any food.
To find out more on what to fill the boxes with, stop by the elementary office and pick up a brochure.
Our goal for this year is to fill 25 boxes, let’s see if we can get more!
Collection week is Nov. 14-21 at Fowler Christian Church, so fill up those boxes, there is still time to participate.
Shoe box gift ideas:
Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump ropes, card games.
School Supplies: pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, paper, coloring books.
Hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, bars of soap, comb, washcloth.
Other: hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, flashlights (with extra batteries).
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, war related items, (guns, knives, etc), chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, vitamins, anything breakable or glass items.