What a summer! God wanted to use you to bless the precious OCC kids and, wow, did you ever do some amazing things! OCC was honored to be selected as the Ministry in Action partner for the International Christian Retailers Show. Conference attendees donated and assembled 300 backpacks and supplies for OCC kids! To God be the glory! Dozens of volunteers came together to make this a very special day! Thank you Christian Booksellers Association!
OCC’s newest church partner, Orangewood Presbyterian Church, held a shoe drive this summer and collected nearly 300 pairs of new and gently used shoes for the children. On August 11, 40 volunteers from the church descended on OCC to fit shoes on as many children as they could! The kids were absolutely thrilled! Thank you Orangewood Church! (And special thanks to Fleet Feet Shoes in Altamonte who donated nearly 50 pairs!) Also, thanks to Montverde Academy who came out that day to paint faces and love on the kids – one of many visits with OCC this year!
Brightlight Books in Casselberry offered to donate some children’s books to OCC. Little did we know the depth of this blessing! When it was all said and done, OCC had received an estimated 4,000 kids books- all for our OCC kids to enjoy and keep for their very own! We set out a “book fair” earlier this month and to say the kids loved it is an understatement! From kindergartners through high-schoolers, the kids were thrilled to “shop” the tables and choose their own books to keep! We hope to do this once a month now and are praying for a “Book Fair Captain” who would come and lead a few volunteers to sort and set out books! Email us for more info!
OCC operates 49 Saturdays a year, this Labor Day weekend included. Many of our regular volunteers will be away for the holiday, so it’s a great time to come on out and plug right in if you feel the Lord leading you. For more information, Email Isabel O’Driscoll or sign up at the website. As always, despite the need for breakfast helpers, small group leaders, recreation helpers and more, the most important thing you can do at OCC is to show the love of Christ to a little one by talking to them, listening to them and treating them as the precious children they are in God’s sight. Arrive by 9am Saturday so you can fill out the registration and attend orientation.
Thank you for all your prayers, volunteerism, donations. Jesus worked through you to keep OCC a very special place for children who desperately need His amazing love. We pray God’s richest blessings for all of you!