Operation Christmas Child is a mission’s program of Samaritan’s Purse.  Each year, through the gift of a shoebox, OCC can demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

Please plan to pack a shoebox(es)! Boxes will be available in the church foyer and below there are gift ideas for both boys and girls.  Take a look at the video to learn more about packing a box. Make sure to include $10 for shipping with your box.  You are able to include it inside the box as cash or a check made payable to Samaritan’s Purse or you can pay the shipping online and print a prepaid label which gives you the option to track your box too.  Once you have packed up your shoebox return it to the church no later than Sunday, November 19.

Anne Harper (252-665-1102) is the volunteer coordinator for this program in our church.  Once again our church will be a drop-off site for OCC and we will need volunteers to help each day of Collection week, November 13 – November 20.  You may contact Anne directly to schedule time to volunteer or with any questions.

How do I pack a shoebox?

Watch the video below to learn more and see the lists for ideas on what to pack.