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.
Starting in 2017 Immanuel became a dropoff location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We also accept item donations year round for our yearly packing party in November.
Plastic shoe boxes
Small Stuffed Animal
Beach Balls/Balls with pump
Small Etch a Sketch
Small instrument/ Kazoo
Ball and jacks
Toothbrush* (No toothpaste)
Crayons (Crayola brand)
Small picture books
Flashlight with batteries
Fishing line/ supplies
Don’t forget “Wow” items
Wow items surprise and delight a child. Some great items to include are:
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.
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!
Item of the Month
Buy an item each month to create a shoebox that will delight a child at Christmas.
The Operation Christmas Child (#OCC) Shoebox Packing Party was a fantastic success Monday night. On November 4th, 150 people came together at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School and packed 333 boxes. We’d like to thank everyone who donated to the project — including...
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