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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother in need
but shows no compassion, how can God’s love be in that person?”
1John 3:17


A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

Join the Children’s Ministry Committee at our 11th annual Shoebox Packing Party on Saturday, November, 19 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Help them pack 500+ shoeboxes.

Gift Suggestions

TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Donation focus in May:  balls (not the mini high bouncers), small toys like yo-yo’s, kites with string,  jump ropes, toy cars, or Sewing Kit items (needles, thread, buttons, hook & eyes, thimble, tape measure, pins, etc).

To read stories of actual shoebox recipients, follow these links:

Alex                         Ted                         Yulia                         Izabella

Nanor                         Inira

For more information:  Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan’s Purse

Ways you can help

  1. Donate financially “ It costs approximately $7.00 to ship each box.  You can also donate toward the purchase of items to fill the boxes
  2. Donate Filler items “ school supplies, toys, hygiene items, clothing
  3. Volunteer “ Come to the Packing Party Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Bring friends.
  4. Spread the word “ tell others about OCC
  5. Purchase UPC Shopper Gift cards.  Profit from this fundraiser help pay for shipping the boxes.
  6. Participate in OCC fundraisers:  Bread sale on the first Sunday in October, Cupcake sale on Mothers’ Day and others
  7. Pray for this ministry