Operation Santa Claus
A program sponsored by our various school districts which provides food & gifts to families in need around the holidays.
Operation Christmas Child
is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world, includes a program called Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes are filled with items for girls or boys appropriate to designated age ranges, including a $9.00 check. The shoeboxes are collected and distributed by Samaritan’s Purse representatives around the world. This is a great way to share with our children of all ages, the story from Luke’s Gospel about the Good Samaritan who stopped to help a hurting man alongside the road. More on this in the early Fall when we have the shoeboxes available; collection of the filled boxes will be the week of November 12-19.
The Mission supports 4 food pantries (Chestertown, Pottersville, Schroon Lake & Adirondack Outreach Center, North Creek) through contributions of money and food items.