You’re Invited to a Packing Party! November 7th from 1-3 p.m. at Heartland Vineyard Church

Operation Christmas child blesses children around the world with gift-filled shoe boxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.

Join  us for fun, laughs and treats, its a Christmas party for everyone. Bring lots of things to pack in a shoe box. We will fill boxes until we run out of items. We’d love to see you.

Even if you can’t make it, you can place donation items for the packing party in the large wooden box in our lobby.

Contact Mugs Barnes at 319-415-6847 ( for more information or questions on donations.



TOYS: include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light and make noise (with extra batteries) , etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils, and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, mild bar soap (place in plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or food, out-of-date candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable times such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.