love first

july Challenge - Walmart Gift Cards for School Supplies     

Let's show love to the families we serve in Caring and Sharing as they begin another school year. More and more, classroom teachers are very specific about the school supplies they recommend for their students.

So, this year, Caring and Sharing wants to provide a $50 Walmart Gift Card for each of the 130 school-age children we serve, so that their parents can purchase the school supplies they need.

To participate in this Love Challenge, in addition to your regular contribution, donate a $50 gift card or make a designated donation to Highland Oaks Church, with Caring and Sharing in the tag line.

Thank you for providing Hope for Lake Highlands! 
Take a photo and tag #HOCCLOVE1ST on social media throughout the month of June.

june Challenge - Midsummer Mail & Gift Exchange     

Do you remember how much fun we had with Merry Mail back in December? Let’s have some fun again. While some of us are back in person, some are still choosing to attend virtually for their own reason. We invite you to sign up by Sunday, June 13th to send mail or a small gift to another HOCC member. Just like with Merry Mail and Secret Santa programs you may be familiar with, when you register on our app or at hocc.org, you’ll receive one (or more if you’d like) name(s) of another HOCC-er! You’ll take the address and either send mail or drop off a small gift or package at his or her house.

You will receive your name(s) and address(es) after June 13 once sign-ups are complete. We encourage you to participate in sharing this wonderful opportunity to live out our discipleship practice of “loving” this summer season! 
Take a photo and tag #HOCCLOVE1ST on social media throughout the month of June.

May  - Stock the Shelves    

May Challenge - Stock The Shelves
During the month of May, please show your love to Caring and Sharing and the people we serve by donating these much-needed items. You can leave them in the drop box at the back of Caring and Sharing (emptied daily).

FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Spam
Canned Ham
Laundry Detergent (Ajax $1.00 Walmart)
Shampoo/Conditioner (VO5 .88 Walmart)
Deodorant
Diapers: size 4,5,6
Baby Wipes
Take a photo and tag #HOCCLOVE1ST on social media throughout the month of May.

April  - Full life Challenge   

Celebrate Easter and the full life offered in resurrection by joining at least one other HOCC family for something that brings you life!

In other words, go have fun!
Take a photo and tag #HOCCLOVE1ST on social media between April 1st and April 30th.

March Challenge - 3 Chords  

Find two or more HOCC individuals to share a meal with at least three times this month.  

Whether outside on a patio or at a picnic in the park, enjoy an opportunity to be together!
Take a photo and tag #HOCCLOVE1ST on social media between March 1st and March 31st.

February Challenge - stock The Shelves 

During the month of February, please show your love to Caring and Sharing and the people we serve by donating these much-needed items. You can leave them in the drop box at the back of Caring and Sharing (emptied daily).

FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Spam
Vienna Sausage
Canned ham
Canned salmon
(boxed) Breakfast Cereal (best price – Aldi’s)
Laundry detergent (Ajax $1.00 Walmart)
Shampoo/conditioner (VO5 $0.88 Walmart)
Deodorant
Toilet paper

January Challenge - Random Acts of Kindness 


January’s Love First Challenge will be extending random acts of kindness. This might look like dropping by to surprise a neighbor by raking his or her yard, paying for the person behind you in the drive thru line, helping your child create an arts and crafts project to share with a friend, or dropping off treats or groceries to someone you want to remind of your care!  Use the #HOCCLoveFirst to track the reaches of our efforts! We want you to share and inspire others!  Need more ideas of random acts of kindness? Stay tuned to Facebook each week for examples of ways you can extend kindness and Love First!