Good News. Great Joy.
We are partnering with Samaritan's Purse to give gifts of joy and love to children all over the world this holiday season. Help us make an eternal impact in the lives of these children and their families.
A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.
How Many Shoeboxes Have We Collected?
National Collection Week
Our staff and volunteers will be available all week long to help collect your shoebox donations. Our drop-off location hours are listed below! If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved and volunteer to help during Operation Christmas Child, fill out the form below.
Monday, November 12 - Saturday, November 17: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 18: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Monday, November 19 11:00am - 4:00pm
How to Pack a Shoebox?
- FIND A SHOEBOX
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
- BOY OR GIRL
Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box. Download and print the appropriate boy/girl label »
- FILL WITH GIFTS
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
- INCLUDE $9 DONATION PER BOX
Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare. We highly encourage you to register your box and give online to discover the destination of your box. Or, you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation. Note: Follow Your Box is only available through online giving.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo..
- DROP OFF
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to the Spanish River Church Chapel during National Collection Week