It is time once again to begin filling Christmas boxes for Armenia. For several years, the NC Conference has adopted Project AGAPE Christmas boxes as a conference-wide mission project. Please join us in 2015, as we fill plastic gift boxes with expressions of Christ’s love to send to Project Agape for the children of Armenia.
Project AGAPE (#S-00004) began in 1993 as a collaborate effort of the NC & Western NC Conferences and the Armenian Apostolic Church to provide religious humanitarian assistance following a devastating earthquake, border war with Azerbaijan, and the effects of the failed Soviet economic and political system after Armenia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. More recently refugees form the Syrian civil war have flooded into Armenia, stressing already limited social services. Project AGAPE is the only NGO working in the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh region. Harsh winters and widespread poverty make Armenian children especially vulnerable. The AGAPE Christmas boxes YOU fill are going to these children.
As in past years, we request you follow the Agape Christmas Box Packing List 2015. You do not need to include every item on the list and are free to add other age-appropriate items. You are also asked to include a $5 (check or cash) to help cover the cost of shipping. Personal notes of greeting and pictures of you family or church group also are welcome. (See the instruction sheet for more details.) IMPORTANT UPDATE: Candy & gum are no longer allowed in Agape Boxes. Please do NOT include any food items, as these must be removed before shipping!
Christmas Box Drop Off Dates – early to mid October
Haw River UMC: Friday, October 2, 2015, 9 AM-9 PM and Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9 AM-Noon.
Mission Warehouse: Weekdays (only) from 9 AM-5 PM.
If you have questions, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock, Conference Mission Interpreter at # 910-262-3831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.