Operation Christmas Child: Fill a shoebox

We are collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for shoeboxes will be the end of second service on November 11th. If your LIFEgroup is considering using this event as one of your outreach events, please contact the church office to see how you can get supplies to help you! If you are not familiar with the ministry, check out www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/ 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 at the welcome center in the church narthex.


[headline h=”2″]What do I put in my shoebox?[sub_title]So you’ve got your shoebox, now what can you put in it?[/sub_title][/headline]

[headline h=”6″]Toys[/headline]

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.

[headline h=”6″]School Supplies[/headline]

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

[headline h=”6″]Hygiene Items[/headline]

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

[headline h=”6″]Other[/headline]

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)

[headline h=”6″]A Personal Note[/headline]

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.)

[headline h=”6″]Do Not Include:[/headline]

Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food, out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


[headline h=”2″]Resources[sub_title]Items to help as you pack your shoebox.[/sub_title][/headline]


[headline h=”3″]Coloring Pages[/headline]

[styled_image size=”small” align=”center” link=”” icon=”” lightbox=”” alt=””]https://www.greenvillegrace.org/ggbc_files/Web/Graphics/ColoringPages_thmb.jpg[/styled_image]

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

[button_with_link url=”https://www.greenvillegrace.org/ggbc_files/Web/Graphics/ColoringPages.pdf” target=”_blank” class=”” id=”” onclick=””]Download[/button_with_link]



[headline h=”3″]Shoebox Lables[/headline]

[styled_image size=”small” align=”center” link=”” icon=”” lightbox=”” alt=””]https://www.greenvillegrace.org/ggbc_files/Web/Graphics/GirlBoy_Label.jpg[/styled_image]

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

[button_with_link url=”https://www.greenvillegrace.org/ggbc_files/Web/Graphics/GirlBoy_Label.jpg” target=”_blank” class=”” id=”” onclick=””]Download[/button_with_link]



[headline h=”3″]Samaritan’s Purse[/headline]

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.

[button_with_link url=”http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/occ/” target=”_blank” class=”” id=”” onclick=””]Visit OCC[/button_with_link]


0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *