Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Shoeboxes are packed with gifts of small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts and sunglasses, etc. Every box is delivered with love AND with a gospel message! For more information, please visit the Operation Christmas Child official website.
Two Ways to Help: Pack your own box or donate items
New in 2017 - Immanuel is a Shoebox Dropoff Site!
Bring your packed shoebox to Immanuel & we’ll send it to the processing center. Call 224-801-8356 for more info.
How to Pack a Shoebox
Drop off dates & times -
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Mon., November 20, 2017 8:30 - 10:30 AM
For every box your family has the choice to also provide $9 to cover the cost of shipping. You may pre-pay and print the barcode online where it will also allow you to follow your box and see what country it goes to. What does the $9 cover?
When you track your box you also have the option to add an additional $6 to include The Greatest Journey - the 12 week plan of salvation bible study.
Our American Heritage Girls Troop Demonstrates How to Pack a Shoebox
Plastic shoe boxes
Small Stuffed Animal
Beach Balls/Balls with pump
Small Etch a Sketch
Small instrument/ Kazoo
Ball and jacks
Toothbrush* (No toothpaste)
Delight a child with a “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, a ball with an air pump or other toy.
Crayons (Crayola brand)
Small picture books
Flashlight with batteries
Fishing line/ supplies
Please keep in mind the size of a shoebox when making purchases.
NO liquids or candy of any kind including toothpaste.
God has already chosen a child to receive your shoebox. Thank you.
During Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, November 13 – 20, Immanuel Lutheran will be serving as an Operation Christmas Child drop-off location open to receive Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox gifts. Simply bring your packed shoebox to Immanuel...read more
The goal was ambitious: pack 250 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in one evening. On November 6th, over 150 people came together at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School and exceeded that goal, packing 350 boxes. The Operation Christmas Child (#OCC) Shoebox...read more
See all news about Operation Christmas Child at Immanuel.
In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!