WHAT IS GIVE 2020?
Live Oak seeks to be generous and “others” focused year round. Every Fall we amp up this effort by challenging you to participate in our FALL GIVING INITIATIVES.
These are very tangible ways to love and reach out to those in need.
There are 3 ways to get involved…
Get empty OCC boxes and Hygiene Kit bags or drop off filled bags and boxes on sundays –OR– come to Live Oak Monday-Wednesday 10am to 4pm (self-serve, curb side).
final drop off window will be sunday, nov 22 from 4-5pm!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
PACK A GIFT-FILLED SHOEBOX FOR A CHILD LIVING IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. EVERY CHILD WHO RECEIVES A SHOEBOX GIFT IS EXPOSED TO THE GOSPEL STORY THROUGH A PROGRAM CALLED “THE GREATEST JOURNEY.”
YOU MAY USE THE BOXES LIVE OAK PROVIDES (AVAILABLE ON NOV. 1)
OR PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHOEBOX OR SHOEBOX-SIZED TUPPERWARE.
IF YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN BOX, YOU CAN FIND SHOEBOX LABELS
AT LIVE OAK, OR HERE.
PACKING INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE
You can also build a box online this year! With just a few clicks, you can pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift online to help share God’s love with a boy or girl in need around the world. Simply select toys and other fun items you’d like to include from our collection, and personalize your gift with your own letter and photo. Samaritans Purse will pack the gift for you and send it on its way for a suggested donation of just $25. Learn more HERE
THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HOW MANY BOXES LIVE OAK CAN CONTRIBUTE! BRING YOUR FILLED BOX ON SUNDAYS -OR- DROP ON LIVE OAK’S PORCH DURNG THE WEEK M-TH 9:00am-4:00pm.
BOXES ARE DUE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (AT SERVICES THAT DAY, AND WE WILL BE AT LIVE OAK FROM 4pm-5pm THAT EVENING for curbside dropoff)
HYGIENE KITS FOR LUBBOCK IMPACT
Pack a bag with hygiene essentials. These will be given to those living in economic hardship and will contain self care items that many of us take for granted.
Please use only the bags provided by Live Oak (beginning November 1), as Lubbock Impact can only receive a set # of bags, due to storage limitations. Lists of items to purchase are attached to the bags.
BRING YOUR FILLED Bag ON SUNDAYS -OR- DROP ON LIVE OAK’S PORCH DURING THE WEEK M-TH 9:00am-4:00pm.
BAGS ARE DUE by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (AT SERVICES THAT DAY, AND WE WILL BE AT LIVE OAK FROM 4pm-5pm THAT EVENING.)
support the work of the salvation army
1. DROP YOUR CHANGE AND CASH IN A SALVATION ARMY KETTLE AT LIVE OAK!
We will have a kettle in the foyer and also in the Kids Min area beginning November 1. Every coin or bill given will go to local Salvation Army which will help them provide to those in need:
- Emergency Shelter
- Feeding Program
- Rent and Utility Assistance
- Food Vouchers
- Clothing Vouchers
- Hygiene Kits
- Cooling and Warming Stations
- Public Showers
- Worship Services
KETTLES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT LIVE OAK THROUGH NOVEMBER 22!
If you can’t be at Live Oak in person right now you can donate to Salvation Army directly HERE.
2. SIGN UP TO BE A SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGER OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON
You can do this as an individual, a family or as a small group and you can pick your day and time and from a list of locations HERE. (Simply choose I’M RINGING WITH A GROUP, search LIVE OAK COMMUNITY CHURCH, and then find a time and location that works for you!)
You can make a difference with every ring. The funds you raise as a Salvation Army bell ringer will make a year-round impact in your community through social services assistance, homeless shelters, disaster relief, children’s programs, rehabilitation services, anti-human trafficking, and more.
Donations in the red kettle stay local – directly impacting the lives of your neighbors by helping them in their time of need. When you ring the bell, you’re making change happen.
SHIFTS BEGIN AT SOME LOCATIONS AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER 9TH AND OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN THROUGH THE ENTIRE CHRISTMAS SEASON!
GIVE 2020: reach out across the street, across the globe, and into the next generation