Operation Christmas Child

OCC National Collection Week

Our Sunday School Mission (teaming with our missions board) this fall is to live out our mission to Tell About the Gospel through Operation Christmas Child. Sunday School Offering and Premium coffee proceeds on Sunday morning will go towards paying the $9 shipping fee. 

From www.samaritanspurse.org

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.


Our timeline:

October 6: Send home Information and sign up form with Sunday School Youth

October 20: Last day to turn in sign up. Send home shoe boxes.

November 10: Collect Boxes

November 17: Blessing of shoeboxes in church


Packing the Boxes

You do not need to pack everything on the list. Select an item or a couple of items from each category to fill your box. Mt. Calvary will be providing a stuffed animal to include in the box.

PDF with Gift ideas for 5-9 Years



do not include Do Not Include

Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.