Every year in the fall we pack hundreds of shoeboxes that get sent to children all around the world. Many times this is the first gift that these children have ever received.
What We Need
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch a Sketch, a Slinky, etc.
Hygiene Items: toothbrush, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Other: T-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, flashlights (with extra batteries)
Please NO NOT include: toothpaste, candy, used or damaged items, war/military-related items such as toy guns, knives, etc. Also no chocolate, food, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, or breakable items like mirrors, snow globes, or glass containers.
Want some ideas as to exactly what we need? Check out our Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UFOHEMZ6W6B6?ref_=wl_share
As always, we need shoeboxes to pack everything in! If you decide to wrap the shoebox yourself, please wrap the box and lid separately. We are also accepting monetary donations to help cover the costs of shipping, each box costs $9 to ship.
You are more than welcome to pack a box at home and bring it in! Please be sure to label your box for a boy or girl and one of these ages ranges: 2-4yrs, 5-9yrs, 10-14yrs. You can even get a tracking code to follow your box as it is shipped! More information on how to pack a shoebox can be found on the OCC website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
This year we will be a shoebox drop-off location during National Collection week. Please stay tuned for the 2020 drop off dates in November.
2019 Drop-Off Dates:
Monday, Nov. 18: 6-8pm
Tuesday, Nov. 19: 3-5pm
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 6-8pm
Thursday, Nov. 21: 6-8pm
Friday, Nov. 22: 3-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 23: 3-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 24: 12-2pm
Monday, Nov. 25: 10am-12pm
For information, please email or call us: Contact Information
About Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international christian organization that provides aid to victims of poverty, disaster, disease and war around the world. By partnering with the local church, Samaritan’s Purse has been able to deliver over 135 million shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in over 150 countries. For many children, this is the first gift they have ever received. For more information on Operation Christmas Child or how to help, check out https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child