About St Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Welcome to St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, a vibrant community and cornerstone of faith in the Whitewater Crossing area of Elyria. We are dedicated to serving our community, spreading love, and providing hope. Our mission is to inspire and empower individuals to live purposefully and connect with each other on their spiritual journeys.
Join Operation Christmas Child 2021
This holiday season, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church is excited to launch Operation Christmas Child 2021. As part of our ongoing commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those in need, we are partnering with the Samaritan's Purse organization to bring joy to children around the world.
What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is a global initiative that collects and delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. These shoeboxes are filled with various items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene products, and other essentials. It is a way to bring smiles to the faces of children during the holiday season and let them know they are loved and valued.
How Can You Get Involved?
Joining Operation Christmas Child 2021 is simple! Here's how you can participate and spread holiday cheer:
- Pack a Shoebox: Grab an empty shoebox and fill it with age-appropriate gifts for a boy or girl. You can include items such as small toys, school supplies, accessories, and personal care items like toothbrushes and combs.
- Donate: If you are unable to pack a physical shoebox, you can still make a difference by donating financially. Your donation will go towards supporting the shipping and distribution of the shoeboxes, as well as the overall mission of Operation Christmas Child.
- Spread the Word: Help us reach more people by sharing this initiative with your friends, family, and colleagues. You can use social media, emails, or word of mouth to encourage others to get involved and make a positive impact.
Collection and Drop-off Locations
We have designated collection and drop-off locations where you can drop off your packed shoeboxes. These locations will be manned by our friendly volunteers and will be open during specified hours. Please visit our website for more information on the collection points and their operating hours.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the following important dates related to Operation Christmas Child 2021:
- Start of Collection: November 1, 2021
- Collection Deadline: December 15, 2021
- Volunteer Appreciation Event: December 20, 2021
Why Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on children's lives, bringing them hope, joy, and love during the holiday season. By participating in this initiative, you are not only providing material gifts but also sharing a message of compassion and reminding these children that they are not forgotten.
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who joins Operation Christmas Child 2021 and helps us make a difference. Your support and generosity are truly appreciated. Let's come together and create a holiday season to remember for children in need.