The needs are constant throughout the year. During the cold fall and winter months, socks, gloves, boots and warm clothing protect them from frostbite and hypothermia. In the spring, it's important to have water-resistant blankets and clothing to stay dry. In the summer, backpacks, bottled water, insect repellent and toiletries are in high demand.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the church office at (440)442-6230.
Hillcrest Community Church is involved in a wonderful year round opportunity called Operation Christmas Child. OCC brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world, through gift-filled shoe boxes. This is the perfect time to start thinking about children who are hungry, lost and hurting. It is a simple project of collecting basic supplies, fun items, treats and then sending the message of God’s love out to the world. The shoebox gift may be the first gift a child has ever received. That’s where we come in.
Operation Christmas Child is a fun way for your family to cultivate a love for giving, and receiving unimaginable joy in return!
January: Wash cloths and soap, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for all ages.
February: Toothbrushes, lip balm, dental floss, small pkg. of tissues.
March: Bandanas, baseball caps, stocking hats, gloves, tee shirts
April: Small toys: cars, yo-yos, kazoos, jump ropes, dolls, Hot Wheels, jewelry, small stuffed animals, puzzles, mini play dough etc.
May: Craft items, coloring books, picture books, picture cards, Uno, Old Maid, etc.
June: Brushes or combs, hair clips and ties, head bands, bobby pins, rubber band bracelets.
July: Socks, sunglasses, flip-flops, small flashlights and extra batteries.
August: School supplies: crayons, pencils, pens, small notebooks, markers, pencil sharpeners, safety scissors, water colors, stickers, rulers, solar calculators etc.
September: This month, you decide. Whatever you'd like to give that hasn't been listed, go ahead and bring it in. Use your imagination, but stay within the allowed lists.
October: Underwear, small sewing and tool kits, fishing items (lures, fishing lines, hooks, sinkers), rain-ponchos and tools.
November: Packing party month
Do Not Include
Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
For those who would like to join in and help with this mission please, call the church office at (440)442-6230.
Surviving the Holidays
for those dealing with grief during the holidays.
No matter how long it's been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will make it easier for you to survive the holidays and find new reasons to enjoy them again.
This is a Christ-centered grief support program that offers help in dealing with