Operation Christmas Child
Good News. Great Joy!
Make your first gift of the season be to a child who's never heard of Jesus, and maybe never received a gift at all!
Operation Christmas Child has found a way to share the gospel with children through shoeboxes of simple gifts, even in the midst of COVID-19.
You can still help share God's love with children around the world even if you can't shop for and pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. With a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your touchscreen, you can build a shoebox online. Make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts*, then add a personal letter and photo. OCC will pack your shoebox and send it for you, for a suggested donation of just $25 (which includes shipping!!)
From Virtual to Vital
Each shoebox gift becomes a tangible expression of God's love for a child in real need. Shoeboxes built online also allow ease of entry through customs, and help ensure Operation Christmas Child’s continued presence in places that are hard to reach.
Ways to Participate
You can choose to participate in one of 3 ways.
Our goal this year is 75 boxes
Pack a virtual box
Completely online! For $25, you can choose the items from the shoebox menu for your child & Samaritan's Purse will shop, assemble & deliver for you.Learn more
Shop & pack your own box
Pack your own shoebox following the directions here & deliver to St John UMC by Nov. 14. You can pick up a shoebox in the lobby or use your own.Learn more
Donate any amount to help towards Operation Christmas Child if you can't afford a whole box or would just like our team to shop for you.Donate here