Operation Christmas Child

The packing of shoeboxes commences on November 18th!

The time is coming quickly for our packing party for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. Last year our church alone packed over three-hundred shoeboxes out of the almost 200 million distributed since the program began in 1993. Our church is also a community collection drop-off for Operation Christmas Child, so we would like for you to help.

Each shoebox will reach a child, their family, and their community with the hope and Good News of the Gospel. You can bring your donations to the church --- join with us in prayerfully considering any items to donate.

If you have any questions, or want to help out in packing the boxes, see Cindy Stratton at church.

What items should I donate?

Age-appropriate items for children ages 2 through 14 are desirable. You can download a suggested list of items to donate below.


Ideal items to donate:

  • A "Wow" Item
  • A Personal Care/Hygiene Item
  • A Clothing Item
  • A Craft/School Supply Item(s)
  • A Toy

What items should I avoid donating?

  • Food Items (candy, gum, chocolate, seeds, fruit snacks, drink mixes)
  • Used or damaged items
  • Scary or war-related items (toy guns, knives, military figures, camouflage)
  • Toothpaste, liquids or lotions
  • Vitamins or supplements
  • Breakable items (snow globes or glass containers)
  • Sharp tools or bladed items
  • Aerosol cans
  • Money