Need Ideas for your

Shoebox Gift?


“WOW” Item

soccer ball with pump, doll, stuffed animal, musical instrument, shoes



toy cars, jump ropes, yo-yos, toys that light up and make noise

(w/ extra batteries)



socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry and watches, flashlights (w/ extra batteries)


School Supplies

pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, coloring and picture books, solar calculators


Non-Liquid Hygiene Items

toothbrushes, bar soap,  washcloths, combs


Personal Note

a message to the child, a photo of yourself, your family, or group


Do Not Include

candy, toothpaste, gum, war-related items, seeds, food, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, breakable items, glass containers, aerosol cans

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoe boxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
To participate in Operation Christmas Child, pick up a form at church,  fill a standard size shoe box for a boy or girl, include a $9 donation to help cover shipping and project costs.
Bring your shoe box to church on
Sunday, November 17th. 
We will be packing boxes on
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join us.