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Advent / Christmas Giving Opportunities

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan
Box of Joy

Christ the King Parish will participate in the “Box of Joy” program, which provides Christmas gifts to mission children in South America. People are asked to fill a shoe box or boxes with gifts and mark the box for a boy or a girl and the approximate age. Then, drop off the box at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church (273 Water Street in Skowhegan), St. Peter Church (27 Owens Street in Bingham), or St. Sebastian Church (161 Main Street in Madison) from November 6-11. You can also make an appointment to drop off boxes by contacting Wilson at (301) 956-4086. A list of recommended gifts as well as a list of what cannot be sent can be found at the Cross Catholic Outreach website. In general, toys, hygiene items, and school supplies are acceptable. Items should be new or like new, and should not include liquids, food, or anything related to violence. A check for $9 made out to Cross Catholic Outreach should be included in the box to cover shipping expenses. For more information or if you are interested in starting a “Box of Joy” program at your parish, call (301) 956-4086 or email Elyse Wilson at elysethemom@gmail.com.