Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child
Share the joy of Christmas and the good news of the Gospel — pack a shoebox gift this year! 

It's fun and easy! Here's what to do:

  • Pick up an official shoebox in the Galleria or just use a plastic or sturdy cardboard shoebox.
  • Fill the box with gifts for a boy or girl ages 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
  • Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies. Add a photo of yourself and a note to the child who will receive the box! Include the $9 shipping donation for Samaritan's Purse to help send your box on its way.

Get updated gift recommendations, packing instructions, and details at samaritanspurse.org/occ.
What's new this year? Candy and toothpaste are not allowed.


Community Shoebox Drop-off Center
November 13–20

Drop-off your shoeboxes at Calvary during OCC National Collection Week! Bring your filled and labels shoeboxes to the Galleria or drop them off at the portico near Rea Road (Entrance 3). Our volunteers will gladly receive boxes from neighbors, schools, groups, and businesses in the area and deliver them to the OCC Distribution Center! 

Want to volunteer to receive boxes? Click here for more information

Portico Drop-off Hours:
Mon–Fri:  11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat & Sun:  1:00–5:00 PM


Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
December 5, 5:45-10:00PM

"Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+ (no exceptions). In the warehouse, we'll sort, inspect, and tape shoeboxes for their journey around the world!

For more information or to register, click here!


Contact: Sharyn Thackston, 704.577.6487, sthackston@carolina.rr.com