What goes in a shoebox is fun. What comes out is eternal!
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse that collects gift-filled shoeboxes and distributes them to children living in desperate situations. Each shoebox represents an opportunity to share the Gospel, while showing a child that someone they don’t even know loves them. It’s not just a Christmas gift, it’s a Gospel opportunity; a way to respond to our Savior’s command to reach the world with the Good News. Check out the video below to learn more:
|Toys||Clothing & Necessities||School Supplies||Other|
Do not include any of the following items: 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.
- Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
- Choose a Boy or Girl, ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print a label and mark the appropriate information.
Basic Labels Follow Your Box Label
- Fill with gifts. (See above for ideas.)
- Include a $9 donation per box, or donate online to follow your box. Click here to donate online.
- Pray for your box.
We are collecting shoeboxes NOW through November 15.
DOWNTOWN: Packed shoeboxes can be placed next to the tables that you picked up your box from: first floor WB just before entering auditorium, second floor WB just before entering auditorium, and second floor EB next to the crosswalk to the East Garage.
NOCATEE: Drop off your completed shoeboxes at the table in the back of the auditorium.
Don't forget to share! Snap a photo of your shoebox and share on social networks using #fbcjaxocc.
For more ideas or to learn more about OCC, visit the Samaritan's Purse website.
In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child. After we pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you. Pack a shoebox online today!.