What IS IT?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeking to share in a tangible way with children all around the world how much God loves them.  Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches all across the world to be able to distribute shoeboxes packed with gifts to children in their communities.  In addition to receiving their shoebox gifts, the children will also hear the Gospel through Samaritan Purse’s The Greatest Journey.

How Can You Be Involved?

 Pick up a box in the church’s lobby and take it home to fill it with age-appropriate toys, non-liquid hygiene items, and school supplies. Once the box has been packed, drop it off back in the lobby with a suggested gift of $10 to help cover shipping costs. Secondly, if you prefer,  you can buy toys, hygiene items, and school supplies and drop them off in the lobby for our AWANA children to pack a shoebox with as their mission project. 

Where to Get Boxes?

Please stop by the church lobby to pick up your box.

Running out of time?

You can purchase suggested items directly from OCC’s Amazon page here and have them shipped to your door. You can get answers to frequently asked questions here.

Need Help? 

Looking for some ideas on what to pack (and what items NOT to pack)?  Check out this helpful article for useful tips and suggestions on what to pack in your shoebox. You can get answers to frequently asked questions about acceptable and unacceptable items here.


November 12 – The last day to bring toys for the AWANA kids to pack shoeboxes with.

November 15– The last day to bring completed shoeboxes.