Should you wish to contribute to our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox mission, please click on the green button below.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and for sharing your joy and God’s love to kids in need throughout the world.
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry provides local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Impact on individual lives
The shoeboxes bless children with joy, hope, and love. Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.
This ongoing project runs now-Nov 2021. National collection week is Nov 15-22, 2021. More information to come on the date for our Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party. This is a great opportunity to gather together to help assemble the shoeboxes.
Who will receive the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
The Operation Christmas Child team has let us know that in previous years fewer boxes have been donated for boys and girls ages 2 – 4 and so the boxes we prepare this year will be focused on this age group.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Come and join the fun at the
Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child!
Friday, October 29th
6:30 to 8:30 pm
We need your help as we put the finishing touches on 150 shoeboxes. Simple, personal notes are still needed for each child who will get a box.
About $570 is still needed to help pay for the shipping cost of the shoeboxes. If you would like to contribute, please visit: unionpc.org/give or send a check to the church and make note of OCC shoebox on the memo line.
WAYS TO GIVE
Since all of the supplies for the shoeboxes have been acquired, we are asking for monetary donations to cover the supplies and shipping for the boxes.
We have two ways to donate:
- Make checks out to “Union Presbyterian Church” and make note on the memo line: Operation Christmas Child/OCC.
- Donate online by clicking on the button below. In the notes section for your donation; enter OCC (for Operation Christmas Child).
Where your money goes
To get a sense of what your generous financial support will go towards, below is a list of items which will be placed in each OCC shoebox, the estimated cost of 150 of each, as well as the total cost to cover the $9.00 shipping fee for each box.
More simply, the cost for one box is about $16, plus shipping of $9 per box (or a total of $25/box). Please note that donations of any amount will be gladly accepted and go a long way to blessing children throughout the world.