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Operation Christmas Child

We are actively involved in the ministry “Operation Christmas Child” (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse), providing shoebox gifts to children all over the world, sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

A big THANK YOU to all who helped us with shoebox season 2020. We were able to provide 667 shoebox gifts. May many come to faith in Jesus through this ministry.

Shoebox distribution in Zambia

“What items can be put into an Operation Christmas Child shoebox?” 

Glad you asked.  If you’d like to contribute items for the shoeboxes this year, here’s a sampling of the things we can use:


  • pencils/colored pencils/pens/markers/crayons
  • pencil sharpeners
  • pencil  holders/boxes
  • scissors
  • small note books, pads or index cards
  • glue stick (liquid glue is NOT allowed)
  • stickers


  • washcloths
  • soap
  • toothbrushes  (toothpaste is NOT allowed)
  • combs/brushes/hair accessories
  • lip balm
  • (no shampoo or lotion – liquids of any kind are NOT allowed)


This is just a sampling.  Any toy that will fit into a shoebox and is not made of glass or military/war-related should be fine.

  • plush/stuffed toys
  • smaller activity books and coloring books
  • yo-yos
  • puzzles
  • plastic figures – animals, insects (military men are NOT allowed)
  • squirt guns (as long as they are colorful and clearly not real guns)
  • Play-Doh


  • any type of clothing that will fit into a shoe box

“How else can I help with Operation Christmas Child?”

  • We need good shoeboxes with lids
  • We will need help wrapping the shoeboxes
  • We need Christmas gift wrap, or any generic wrap
  •  You can donate funds at any time; just indicate “Operation Christmas Child” on your giving envelop or online
  • See Blair McCoy for more information on how you can help bless children this Christmas.
Please consider taking part in this ministry through donations of goods and/or funds. Remember: the shoeboxes go all around the world, taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to children and their families. Last year we packed, wrapped, and shipped over 300 shoeboxes. Please speak with Blair in the office (358-5044) if you have any questions. 

#Shoebox Stories Click link to read how these simple shoeboxes have a lifetime of impact for these children:    Click the icon below to find out more about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse ministries.

Operation Christmas Child