Operation Christmas Child 2022

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Operation Christmas Child a success in 2021. Check back soon for more info as we plan to continue our partnership with OCC in 2022.  

Can't pack a shoebox but still want to help? You can always donate via a giving envelope. Be sure to mark it for OCC. Your donation will go towards helping to ship each shoe box. The average cost to ship is around $9.00. 

See below for some packing ideas. 

Packing Ideas - Do's & Dont's

- Wow Item -

Start with a medium to large item that will capture a child's attention the minute they open their box. 

Examples: Soccer Ball with pump, stuffed animal, toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.) Musical instrument, outfit, shoes. 

- Other Suggestions - 

Toys: Toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries in package). 

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books. 

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries in package). 

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a not to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include a name and address the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include:

Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war related items or weapons; chocolate or food; fruit rolls; fruit snacks; drink mixes; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes, glass containers or aerosol cans.