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Adopt a Family
Adopt a Family is a program that supplies Christmas presents to families in the Wabash Valley that could use a helping hand during the holiday season. The program is run by the Salvation Army which is the agency in town that handles all Christmas assistance programs. Adopt a Family is their premier program and is a huge blessing to every family that is adopted.

Here are a few things to know if you adopt a family:
-- You will get a "wish list" from each child in the family
-- Suggested giving is $75-100 per child
-- Feel free to partner with a group to adopt larger families!
-- You will have about two weeks from the time you receive your families wish list (Nov. 18) to when you need presents returned to MCC (Dec. 2)

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Shoebox gifts are a way to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

See table at your campus for your shoebox and how to fill with items.