Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. OCC’s mission is 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. These simple gifts are shipped 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. We will have 500 shoeboxes available to pick up beginning Sunday, October 8. We ask that you return the filled shoeboxes with a $9 donation per box for shipping on November 5 & 12 so that they can then be delivered to the hub for distribution.

For details about how to pack a box or for more about Samaritan’s Purse, click here.