<p>Operation Christmas Child<br />
Drop off your shoebox gift at Calvary!<br />
National Collection Week Nov 18&ndash;25</p>
Operation Christmas Child
Drop off your shoebox gift at Calvary!
National Collection Week Nov 18–25

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.
  • No candy or toothpaste

Get updated gift recommendations, packing instructions, and details at samaritanspurse.org/occ

Community Shoebox Drop-off Center
November 18–25

Drop-off your shoeboxes at Calvary! 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.

Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
Tuesday, December 3, 5:45–10:00 PM

"Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+. In the warehouse, we'll sort, inspect, and tape shoeboxes for their journey around the world! Limited space available, so sign up early!


Did you know that Samaritan's Purse partnered with Calvary to fill and deliver the very first shoeboxes to children in Bosnia 25 years ago? 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