Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of The Samaritan's Purse.  OCC collects shoebox gifts that will be delivered to children in need around the world to show God's love.  These shoebox gifts are filled with toys, school supplies, clothing and hygiene items.

It's shoebox season!  We are excited and look forwarding to packing many shoeboxes and to sharing the gospel to children all around the world.  This year, we will be, once again, one of the collection sites in the region during National Collections Week (NCW), Nov 15-23.  Collection week hours will be posted  as we get closer to NCW.  Meanwhile, get a shoebox and start packing!​​​​​​​




Shoebox DOs and DON'Ts
Pack These
WOW item
•    doll, stuffed animal, soccer ball (include manual air pump), an outfit, musical intrument

Personal Care items
•    toothbrush, washcloth, bar soap, hair brush, comb, adhesive bandages, reusable plastic cups, plates, blunt utensils, water bottles, etc

Clothing and Accessories
•    shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, flipflops, socks, undergarments, hats, scarves, mittens, tote bags/purses, sunglasses, hair bows, bracelets/necklaces, etc

School supplies
•    pencils, pens, eraser, notebooks, folders, pencil sharpeners, color pencils, crayons, markers, rulers, pencil case, glue sticks, solar calculators, etc

Toys and Fun items
•    coloring pencils, coloring books, picture books, jump ropes, etch-a-sketch, play dough, balls, toy cars/trucks/boats, slinky, musical instrument, yo-yo, etc


Not These
Food
•    candy, chocolate, powdered drink mixes, fruit snacks, gum, etc

Toothpaste

Used or damaged items

Seeds for planting

Liquids or Lotions
•    includes balls with liquid inside, lip gloss, glue bottles, etc

Medication or Vitamins

Breakable items
•    glass containers, snow globes

War-related items
•    toy guns, knives, military figures

Others
•    fruit-flavored lip balm, saws, pocketknives, aerosol cans, matches/fire starters, camouflage clothing