Operation Christmas Child

 

What We Do

This is a ministry that sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to children all around the world who have been affected by war, poverty, famine, natural disasters, and disease. The shoeboxes are filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. By sending these gifts, we are reaching out to these children and those in their community and spreading the Gospel.


How Can I Help?

We are looking for people who would like to sew dreses, clothes, and/or make knit caps for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this winter. We have plenty of material.


Items We Currently Need

We are in need of the following items for our shoeboxes: 

  • dolls
  • cars and trucks
  • balls (especially soccer balls with pumps)
  • stuffed animals for girls ages 5-9 and 10-14
  • flip-flops
  • scarves
  • hats or visors (girls and boys)
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • coloring books
  • pencils and pens
  • scissors
  • combs, hair brushes

Sending a Shoebox

When sending a shoebox, you first need to pick a gender and age group. Shoeboxes are either for a boy or girl in the following age groups:

  • 2-4 years old
  • 5-9 years old
  • 10-14 years old

Once you have your age group and gender selected, you can purchase and/or make items to fill up the shoebox. Visit this link to learn which items are allowed, especially if you are new to packing a shoebox.

Each shoebox has a suggested donation of $9. This amount helps with the shipping cost of sending the shoebox. You can print regular labels online for your box and include a check or cash to cover the cost, or you can purchase a label online that allows you to track where your shoebox goes.

If you'd like, you may include a photo of yourself and personal note for the child. If you would like for the child to write to you, we suggest you use the church's address for safety precautions.

For detailed instructions on packing shoeboxes, you can visit the offical website.