<p>Operation Christmas Child<br />
Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center<br />
<em>Bring your shoeboxes!</em></p>
Operation Christmas Child
Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center
Bring your shoeboxes!

Operation Christmas Child

Good News. Great Joy! A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead them to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. You can shine the light of the Gospel around the world through the power of a simple gift!

Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts to children across the globe — reaching those suffering from a natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, poverty, and famine. Each box contains gifts, toys, and hygiene items, plus a Gospel storybook in the child’s own language.

Shoeboxes are now available at tables in the Galleria. 

  • How to Pack a Shoebox 
    Get updated tips on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) in your shoebox. Then, drop off filled and labeled boxes on the racks in the Galleria.
  • Pack a Shoebox ONLINE
    For $25, you can pack and send a shoebox customized for a boy or girl with toys and gifts you select. Check it out!


  • Pack a Shoebox as a Family
    Get ideas and resources to have a fun and meaningful shoebox packing activity with your family!

Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center

During National Collection Week, November 15–22, Calvary will serve as a shoebox drop-off location for our community. Drop off boxes under the portico at the main entrance.

Drop-Off Hours
Mon–Fri: 12:00–4:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 1:00–5:00 PM

Calvary Night at OCC

Tuesday, November 30, 5:45–10:00 PM

“Calvary Night” at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+REGISTER NOW

Did you know that Samaritan’s Purse partnered with Calvary to fill and deliver the very first shoeboxes to children in Bosnia in 1993? What a privilege to see how the Lord has grown the ministry and used it to share the Gospel with millions of children!  Read the full article on the Samaritan’s Purse website

Contact: Sharyn Thackston, 704.577.6487, sthackston@carolina.rr.com & Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com