Volunteer Month at LSRO

Operation Christmas Child

Christmas Shoe Boxes for Children Around the World!

This year, LSRO has decided to again partner with Samaritan's Purse--Operation Christmas Child! During the month of October, we are going to collect items to give to children in need (details are below). On Monday, November 11, we will gather together to make the shoeboxes and get them ready to send off to many children around the world! Please join us in this amazing opportunity to give to those in need.

Grade Level Assignments

  • Kindergarten: Ages 2-4 Girls
  • First Grade: Ages 2-4 Boys
  • Second Grade: Ages 5-9 Girls
  • Third Grade: Ages 5-9 Boys
  • Fourth Grade: Christmas Wrapping Paper and Scotch Tape
  • Fifth Grade: Ages 10-14 Girls
  • Sixth Grade: Ages 10-14 Boys

Ideas for Small Gift Donations

All items must be able to fit inside a shoe box!

Ideas for donations:


  • WOW Items: Stuffed Animals, Dolls, Small Musical Instruments
  • Personal Care Items: combs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, washcloths, deodorant, lip balm
  • School Supplies: pencils, crayons, markers, small notebooks, rulers, tape
  • Clothing and Accessories: Shirts, pants, underwear, socks, hats, scarves, mittens
  • Toys: plastic dinosaurs, tennis balls, small toy cars, yo-yo's

Please do not donate the following types of items:

Operation Christmas Child cannot accept the following types of items:

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.

Volunteer Date

On Monday, November 11, we will gather at LSRO (Staff, Parents, students---families) to put our shoe boxes together and prepare them for delivery to one of the Operation Christmas Child drop off locations. Please plan to join us from 3:45-5:00. on this very special day! We hope to see you there!