Operation Christmas Child

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 15. >>Read More

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

On Friday, November 15, join CRU in collecting items and packing boxes with school supplies, toys, clothes, and more for children around the world in need.

The Setters Lounge will be transformed into a festive, spirit-filled holiday atmosphere with entertainment, dance, carols, and more from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Packing will be outside of the SGA office.

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.

If you’d like to perform at Operation Christmas Child, please contact Lindsay Burgess (lb37584p@pace.edu), Abigail Bucknor (ab24436p@pace.edu), or Meghan Wright (mw03149p@pace.edu).

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.