For several years now we have packed shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Their mission is to “demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world” by packing a shoebox full of items for a child in need. You’ll be surprised at the blessing this can will have on you, your child, and the child receiving the box!
How to participate in Operation Christmas Child:
1) Pack a shoe box (Standard size requested): Pick an age group, gender, and include items such as small toys, school supplies, and toiletries. Click here to find full instructions. Make sure to include a donation of $7/box for shipping costs.
2) Pray for the child who will be receiving your gift.
3) Drop off the box at a local collection site: National Collection Week is November 15th-22nd. Find a collection site here. (Make sure to place a rubber band around your box just to keep it together!)
3) Follow your gift: If you make your gift donation online (to cover shipping costs), you can print out a special label and track the gift! Find instructions here.
For locations and hours of collection visit the Drop-Off Locations page where you can find the nearest place to take your shoe box or you can call 1-800-353-5949.
You can also send your shoe box gift to:
Operation Christmas Child
801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607