Is your Shoebox Ready?


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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

We are collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for shoeboxes will be the end of second service on November 20th. If you are not familiar with the ministry, check out or call Pam Denniston at 692.5761.

We have provided resources below to assist you in packing your shoebox(s).  In addition, brochures and supplies are available on the narthex table at the church.  Please help us meet our goal of 150 boxes!

What do I put in my shoebox?So you’ve got your shoebox, now what can you put in it?

Not sure what to place in your shoebox?  No problem.  Samaritans Purse and Scotty McCreery have put together the following video to help you pack!


Gift Ideas


Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.

School Supplies

Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Hygiene Items

Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.


Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy0, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A Personal Note

In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.  A coloring sheet is provided below for children to fill out.  (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

Do Not Include:

Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food, out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

ResourcesItems to help as you pack your shoebox.

Coloring Pages

Have your kids color and fill out this two sided page that will tell the child receiving the shoebox a little information about them.


Shoebox Lables

Need labels for your shoebox(s)?  Look no further, we’ve provided labels for you right here.  Simply download, print, and tape to box!


Samaritan’s Purse

Want to know more about Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child? Need more information on how to pack a shoebox? Would you like to track your shoebox(s) and see where they end up?  Visit Operation Christmas Child online for more information.

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