Operation Christmas Child | 2023

Good News. Great Joy.

  • What Is operation christmas child?

    Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. It is their mission to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes 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. They ship these gifts outside of 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.

    This is not aid, but a gift to children who don’t normally receive it, for the purposes of spreading the gospel message to unreached or under-reached areas of the World.

  • How Can I Help?

    Several ways you can participate! 

    Pack a Shoebox
    Pick up a shoebox in the church sanctuary, pick a target age and gender, and stuff it to the brim with quality toys, school supplies, hygiene items and at least one item that will make the child go WOW! Make sure to pay the $10 shipping online so you can track where your shoebox ends up!
    Need suggestions for what to put into the shoebox?
    Here are some ideas to get you started.

    Ideas for Families

    What Can I Put Into a Shoebox

    Writing Prompt for Kids

    Completed shoeboxes can be brought to the Church Lobby on Sunday morning, November 12.

    Contribute to the Packing Party

    Contribute Items:
    A collection bin will be located at the OCC table in the Church Lobby on Sunday mornings starting Sunday, October 15th through Sunday, November 12th. 

    Contribute Financially (covers items or postage):

    Checks can be made payable to Mount Calvary Church with OCC as the memo designation and placed in the Sanctuary offering boxes. 

    Or click here to donate online:  doNate

    Contribute Your Time:
    Volunteer spots are available both before and during the packing party, which will take place November 12th from 3-4:30 pm at the Ministry Center. Click here to sign up to volunteer your time!  Volunteer


    Feel free to purchase items from our wishlist and have them delivered in time for the packing party.
    Click here for the wishlist

  • Want more information? 

    You can find more thorough information by visiting the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child website

    If you have any questions, feel free to email our Operation Christmas Child project leader Daisy Allison


    *All pictures belong to Samaritan's Purse*