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 natural disasters, 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 available at tables in the Galleria beginning Sunday, October 16.
- How to Pack a Shoebox
Fill a box with gifts for a boy or girl, ages 2–14. 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.
TRADITIONAL BOX INSTRUCTIONS
- 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!
Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center
During National Collection Week, November 14–21, Calvary will serve as a shoebox drop-off location for our community. Drop off boxes under the portico at the main entrance.
Mon–Fri: 11:00–3:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 2:00–4:00 PM
Calvary Night at OCC
Tuesday, November 29, 5:45–10:00 PM
“Calvary Night” at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+. Get details and REGISTER HERE.
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.