“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

~Acts 5:20~

I find “shoeboxes” a way old and young alike can help share the Good News about Jesus!




I hope you are thinking about and making purchases to pack some OCC kits.  Some examples of kits are:

  • Hair fixin’s (ribbons, pony tail holders, combs, brushes, etc.)
  • Handyman items (screw driver, screws, small hammers, nails, measuring tapes, etc.)
  • Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.)
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, makers, erasers, 6 ” rulers, push pins, post it notes, etc.)
  • Fishing kits (hooks, floaters, sinkers, string, etc.)
  • Jewelry making items (beads, elastic string, crosses, etc.)
  • Kitchen kits (measuring spoons, dish cloths, stirring spoons, serving spoons, etc.)
  • Sewing kits (scissors, fabric, thread, buttons, lace, etc.)
  • Small toys for boys (cars, tractors, plastic animals, marbles, etc.)
  • Band aids of various sizes and designs
  • Puzzle with a photo copy of picture from box
  • Let your imagination be your guide,




Some packing ideas I shared with a neighbor are the tall rectangular cans that hold drink mixes, chip containers, small pencil cases, and medicine bottles.   These can be used to hold any of the items listed above.  Note: It is helpful if you remove the labels or cover them with contact paper or colorful duct tape.  It is also helpful if you wash all you containers so there is no residue from the original contents.




I suppose you get the idea by now, that now is the time to make purchases for “shoeboxes”.  If you need any additional information so you, your family, a class, a church, a school, etc. can get started, please contact me.  I love to help get others started in this wonderful opportunity we have every year.




Read and Write the Bible – Psalm 62: 5-8 .




Copies of the May Scripture references will be available at FBC, Kentwood today or during the week (by going to the church office).  You can also go to the following like to print your own copy.  I’m using the one on the right.

Anna Lee