<p>Operation Christmas Child<br />
Pick up a shoebox in the Galleria<br />
<i>Or build a box online!</i></p>
Operation Christmas Child
Pick up a shoebox in the Galleria
Or build a box online!

Operation Christmas Child

Good News. Great Joy! 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. 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 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 will be available at tables in the Galleria beginning Sunday, October 18. Please be careful to use social distancing. Do not take more boxes than you will use, and do not return unused boxes. Thank you!

  • How to Pack a Shoebox 
    Get updated tips on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) in your shoebox. Drop off filled and labeled boxes on the racks in the Galleria.
  • NEW! 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 (Nov 16–23), Calvary will serve as a shoebox drop-off location for our community!

Drop-Off Hours
Mon–Fri:  11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat & Sun:  2:00–4:00 PM

What to Expect — When you arrive at Calvary, follow the signs for curbside drop off at the Rea Road portico. A volunteer wearing a mask will greet you and direct you to an outside area where they will retrieve your shoeboxes. Volunteers will also present you with a touchless way to leave your contact information and the number of shoeboxes that you are dropping off.

Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
Tuesday, December 1, 5:45–10:00 PM

"Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+. Find out more about the modifications Samaritan's Purse is making this year to keep volunteers safe. Volunteer registration will open soon. LEARN MORE

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