Operation Christmas Child
Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ Throughout the World
Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful ministry that helps spread the good news of Jesus Christ to children throughout the world. We donate shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and toiletries/hygiene items to children in over 100 countries and the distributors also share the good news of Jesus Christ with the children as they get their boxes. Many of these children have never before received a present or heard the true meaning of Christmas until they receive a gift-filled shoebox. This ministry blesses not only the receiver but the giver. It gives us the opportunity to serve God in a tangible way by participating in international missions and spreading the Good News. Do you want to get involved this year? Sign up to pack a shoebox by clicking the button below.
After you sign up, your oldest child will get a delivery of the red and green OCC shoeboxes at the end of the day Friday at school.
Note: don't worry about the "number attending" since this is just a drop-off event.
- Shoebox Collection Date: Friday, November 19th
- Drop-off Time: 7am-8:45am
- Location: CPC Bothell (Exact details TBD)
Q: What kind of things do I pack in the shoeboxes?
A: 1) Toiletries/hygiene items, 2) Toys, and 3) School Supplies. Please view the official OCC Shoebox Gift Suggestions list here. Also make sure and pack a hand-written note to your child!
Q: Is there anything I shouldn't pack in my box?
A: Prohibited items include: 1) liquids, 2) candy, 3) toothpaste, 4) war toys like army men, 5) gun toys.
Q: Where do I shop for items for my shoeboxes?
A: The Dollar Tree! Also Wal-Mart and Amazon are great.
Q: What about the $9 shipping cost for each box?
A: You can either donate your $9 per box here or include a check for $9 in your box made out to Samaritan's Purse.
Q: What countries do our shoeboxes go to?
A: We don't find out until January, but in the past our boxes have gone to impoverished areas in China, India, Romania, and Russia.
Q: What ages of children are least likely to receive a shoebox?
A: Ages 10-14 get left out frequently.
If you have any other questions please contact the coordinator for the school, Melinda Thome, via email.Sign Up To Pack a Shoebox