Operation Christmas Child: Fill a Shoebox

What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week is November 12-19, 2018

Find a drop off location near you!

Pack a box online.

What Can NOT Go In a Shoeboxes

There are a few things you should be aware of as you pack your shoebox:
Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans

How to Pack a Shoebox

Year-round Packing Ideas

Every month there are great opportunities to get supplies for your shoeboxes. August and September are great for back to school supplies while they are on sale. Stock up and save them for November. Here’s a list of year-round ideas.

The Light’s Operation Christmas Child Sticker Stops

Drop off your shoebox at one of these locations and come meet The Light staff at the same time!

Monday: November 12 – with Afternoon Host Jon Wood LIVE!
Day 3 Church
Hickory, NC

Tuesday, November 13 – with Mid-Day Host Carol Davis
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church
Hendersonville, NC

Wednesday, November 14 – with Keith Pittman
Edwards Road Baptist Church
Greenville, SC

Thursday, November 15 – with Jonathan Unthank
University of Tennessee 4-H
Knoxville, TN

Friday, November 16 – with Kevin VanBuren
Calvary Church
Charlotte, NC

Monday, November 19 – with Brian Fisher
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove
3 Porters Cove Road
Asheville, NC

About Operation Christmas Child

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

The 106.9 the Light team has seen this first-hand during shoebox distributions in several countries, most recently in Grenada and Bogota, Colombia.

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