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From November 16th – November 23rd we were an OCC collection point for the community at large. Hanover opened its doors at varying times throughout the week to accept shoebox donations. We received 309 shoeboxes in addition to our own 300 this year.

Following the morning service we gathered in the fellowship hall of a magnificent lunch. The lunch was so ggod and the fellowship so wonderful that we just wanted to linger. But there was wonderful work to do, so we cleared away the dishes and dived into shoebox packing. Hanoverians from 2 to 72 spent the afternoon packing 300 shoeboxes full of love and hope for children around the world.

Tonight we got together in the fellowship hall, fortified ourselves with pizza, and tucked tab As into slot Bs until we had assembled 308 shoeboxes. Why 308? Because we can’t count precisely to 300, apparently! As you can see, several folks (the ones who can count) did final preparations for the shoebox contents. Be sure to come out on Sunday and help us put all the goodies in the boxes.

The fellowshop hall was buzzing as we enjoyed a delicious lunch and launched into our annual labor of love, stuffing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Again, we easily met our goal of 300 shoeboxes!

Monday, November 18 – Monday, November 25, Hanover opened its doors for other local churches and individuals to drop off their shoe boxes. Over 250 additional shoe boxes passed through our doors on their way to children around the world.