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Operation Christmas Child (PLV)

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring joy to needy children everywhere. Join CRU as they pack shoeboxes for children on November 13.

‘Tis the season to give back and change a child’s life with a simple gift at Operation Christmas Child.

On Thursday, November 13, join CRU in collecting items and packing boxes with school supplies, toys, clothes, and more for children around the world in need. The Setters and Commuter lounges in PLV will be transformed into a festive, spirit-filled holiday atmosphere with dinner, entertainment, dance, carols, and more from 8:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Suggested items to donate include hygiene products (band-aids, alcohol pads, toothbrushes, wipes, combs, brushes, washcloths, flashlights), school/basic supplies (books, pencils, pens, sharpeners, crayons, markers, colored paper/books, writing pads), clothing (socks, baseball caps, t-shirts, hair clips), and toys (coloring books, small cars, dolls, stuffed animals, bracelets, sunglasses, jump ropes, yo-yos, balls, and candy).

Remember, when donating items, that everything needs to fit in a shoebox.

Interested in supporting, co-sponsoring, or performing? Please contact Kerene at

Since 1993, more than 100 million shoebox gifts have been collected for needy children in more than 130 countries. Fun fact: if you stacked all 100 million on top of each other, they would be 26,000 times higher than the Empire State Building.

Formerly CCC—Campus Crusade for Christ, CRU is a non-denominational international campus ministry organization on the Westchester Campus. Check them out on Facebook.