Operation Christmas Child 2023

Give Gifts, Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Financial Donations: We need to raise about $670 to purchase the red & green shoeboxes this year to give out. If you or your business are able to donate towards our shoebox fund please contact Ms. Gallaher, MS Principal via email: katie.gallaher@cedarpark.org.

CPC Bothell Families:

The middle school leadership is excited to organize Operation Christmas Child this year, and all of CPC Bothell (Preschool-12th grade) students and their families are participating! OCC shoeboxes are filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items bless children in 3rd world countries and help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Read more about OCC/Samaritan’s Purse >

Sign Up Info
Please sign up here for the number of shoeboxes your family can pack at home and your youngest child will receive the boxes at school to bring home.

Shipping + Box Labels

  • Option A: You can purchase printable shoebox labels online here (which covers shipping costs) and you can track your boxes online and see where they go!
  • Option B: You can also download free printable labels here.
  • Option C: If you need help with printing please visit the elementary or middle school office to pick up some free labels.

Shoebox Recipient Gender/Age Range
Please choose your shoebox recipient gender and age/range. You won’t be assigned one. Older kids are a great idea since they receive the lowest number of boxes (ages 10-14). You will select the gender/age on the label.

Important Dates

  • Wednesdays Oct. 18 Nov. 8th: empty shoeboxes will be delivered to classrooms for students to bring home
  • Tues-Thurs Nov. 7-9th: shoeboxes will be collected during parent/teacher conferences
  • Friday Nov. 17th: last day for shoebox collection at drop-off – MS students will take boxes from your car! All our boxes will be delivered to the local OCC hub that afternoon.

For help or questions see contact Melinda Thome, OCC coordinator via email.

Shoebox Packing Tips


Choose your shoebox recipient Gender and Age Range
(Boy/Girl, Ages: 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14)

Pay for shipping and print your labels here:


Note: If you prefer not to make your $10 donation per shoebox online, you can also download and print our basic labels.


Start the contents of your box with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. See more gift do’s and dont’s below.

Packing Suggestions:

Wow item (small musical instrument, outfit of clothing, stuffed animal, doll for girl, soccer ball + pump)
Personal care items (hairbrush, toothbrush, washcloth, bar soap, band-aids, lip balm, blanket, flashlight and batteries, compact mirror, nail clippers, stick deodorant, washable menstrual pads for girls, water bottle, kleenex)
School supplies (pencils and pencil sharpener, pens, box of crayons, box of markers, box of colored pencils, loose paper or pad of paper, folder, kid scissors, pink erasers, glue sticks, pencil case, dry watercolors and paintbrush, ruler)
Clothing & accessories (shirt & pants, underwear, loose sundress, shoes or flip flops, socks, sunglasses, tote or purse, hair accessories/clip-on earrings/bracelets for girls)
Crafts, Toys & Games (yoyo, playdough, jacks, putty, jump rope, top, coloring book, legos, ball, doll or princess toys for girls, cars/trucks/planes for boys, puzzles, misc. crafts, mini etch-a-sketch, stickers)
A Personal Note (a handwritten note or Christmas card from your children)

Please Don't Pack:

Candy, food or gum
Liquids, lotions, or aerosol cans
Used or damaged items
Medications or vitamins
War toys or toy guns