october 15th - november 12th

operation christmas child

Now more than ever, children need to know the love of Jesus. Since 1993 OCC has distributed more than 188 million children in over 170 countries have received a shoebox gift which equals a gospel opportunity. Despite the pandemic in 2020, more than 9.1 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide. 

CCC will begin shoebox distribution and collection 10/15 – 11/12.

1st option:

build a shoebox online

Operation Christmas Child Build A Box Online is great option.
For only $25, you select the items you want packed and OCC will pack it in the countries where they cannot ship shoeboxes to. 


video about how to build an online shoebox

Christ Community Church has a special webpage set up for you to build your box ...AND... help us reach our goal of 850 boxes this year!

2nd option:

pack your
own shoebox at home

How-to pack a shoebox at home video


Link to 6 easy steps on how to pack a shoebox

links - download - infomation

additional resources

Drop off your shoebox gifts @ Christ Community Church from October 15th - November 12th.

  • FREQuently asked questions

    Have a question? They got the answers!

    What is OCC? Why shoeboxes? Where is the Look-up Tool? Where do shoeboxes go? ... and many more answered online on Samaritan's Purse/OCC website

  • shoebox gift suggestions?

    Need some ideas for your shoebox?

    Download the PDF for a copy of gift suggestions broken out by gender and age specific.

  • Follow your box  tool

    Once shoeboxes are processed by mid December, you can check country destinations here if you donated through Follow Your Box and attached the bar code label to your shoeboxes.

  • why $10 Video

    A $10 donation to Operation Christmas Child allows your prayerfully packed shoebox to reach a child in need overseas with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The donation covers shoebox collection, processing, shipping, and Gospel materials. It also provides training for ministry partners.

  • let's be friends color sheet

    Give little ones a simple way to include a note in their shoebox gift. This  double-sided sheet provides fill-in-the-blank options for children to introduce themselves to their shoebox recipients.



Use our handy OCC QUICK LINKS to all our Operation Christmas Child information right on your phone.