Tax-Deductible Cash Donation Update: We will fill as many leftover boxes as we can at CPC Bothell with donated funds. A box costs approximately $40 ($30 to pack, $10 to ship). Please prayerfully consider donating $40 or more to fill a box that we will pack and send with our boxes on November 18th!

Operation Christmas Child 2022

Give Gifts, Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ

CPC Bothell Families:

2022 Info: Preschool-12th grades are participating in Operation Christmas Child this year and our goal is 1300 shoeboxes! The school is pre-purchasing the red and green shoeboxes to give out to our families who will then pack the shoeboxes together at home. Please sign up online at the green link above for the number of shoeboxes your family is willing to pack. Your (oldest) child will receive the shoeboxes at school to bring home.

About OCC: Operation Christmas Child, run by Samaritan’s Purse, delivers shoeboxes to children in 3rd world countries offering items like toys, school supplies, and hygiene supplies. They also deliver the good news of Jesus Christ and offer discipleship training to the children and their families. Read more >

Shoebox Delivery Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct 25th-Nov 10th

Shoebox Return Dates:

  • Option A: Friday, November 18th at drop-off (leadership students will be taking shoeboxes straight from your car)
  • Option B: Return during parent/teacher conferences November 8-10th (leave in the back of classrooms)

Gender/Age Range: please choose your shoebox recipient gender and age/range. You won’t be assigned one. Older kids are a great idea to start (ages 10-14).

Labels & Shipping: if you are able to pay for the $10 shipping cost please pay here and then download and print your labels (or include a check payable to Samaritan’s Purse in one of your shoeboxes). If you are unable to pay for shipping please download and print basic labels or pick up some labels in the MS or Elementary office.

Questions: 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