Each year, before Christmas, Sunday School children as well as members of Dexter UMC fill shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other gifts. The shoe boxes are then shipped to children all over the world.
For many children this is the first gift they have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.
Over the last 15 years, we have taken several thousand shoe boxes to local Samaritan's Purse distribution centers. One of our Sunday School children even received a thank you letter from a child as far away as Africa. Dexter UMC is now a community drop off site!
For more information about dropping off your shoe boxes or Operation Christmas Child, please contact Tracie & Mike Sikora at 810.252.7240. You can also visit the Operation Christmas Child website at Samaritan's Purse.