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Operation Christmas Child

This year is our 7th annual Day of Thanks and Giving supporting Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse. Every year as a church, we collect items like school supplies, hygiene products, toys, and other items for about 4 months. We then come together on this day and fill shoe boxes to send to children all over the world.  This year may look a little different, but the need is still there and probably even greater. 

Every month, we target a specific category. August, we are focusing on school supplies. September, we are focusing on hygiene products. For October and November, we focus on WOW items and toys. You can drop them off at the display in the foyer. This year, for those who don’t know what to get or for those who don’t feel comfortable going out, we have an Amazon Wish list. Just click the link on the page. You can order items and have them sent directly to the church.

Donation Ideas for OCC Shoe Box Gifts:


  • Cars
  • dolls
  • stuffed animals
  • balls
  • kazoos
  • yo-yos
  • jump ropes
  • slinkies

No war-related items, such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, glass containers, food or candy

School Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Playdough
  • Writing pads
  • Small adhesive tape
  • Coloring book

No liquid glue.

Hygiene Items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Bar soap
  • Comb
  • Hairbrush
  • Washcloth

No used items, toothpaste, liquids or lotions, Aerosol cans, medications or vitamins

Other Great Stuff to Bring:

  • Cash donations for shipping costs
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Flip flops
  • Hair clips
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Tote bag