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OCC BUILD A shoeBOX

OPTIONS & resources

Send you shoebox gift around the world.  We won't let a pandemic stop us.  In addition to collecting shoeboxes, Christ Community Church is participating this year  with an option of building a shoebox online.

If you can't build a box and drop it off at the church, you can still participate by building a box online. This option will help reach those countries where boxes cannot be shipped in at this time. 

  •   OPTION 1:
    pack YOUR own shoebox

    1. Find a Shoebox
    Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.


    2 . Girl or Boy? 

    Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.


    3 . Fill with Gifts
    Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, & school supplies. See Our Gift Suggestions.

    4. Pray

    Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.


    5. Follow Your Box Labels

    Donate $9 online and receive a label to follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.  >>>OR<<<


    If you prefer to print a copy of the basic labels, remember to include your $9 donation per shoebox along with this form.


    6. Drop-off

    Take your shoebox gift to Christ Community Church from Sunday, October 18th to Sunday, November15th.

  • OPTION 2:
      click here
    to a build
    shoebox online

    Bless Children Around the World Without Leaving Home

    Now more than ever, children need great joy! You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device. 


    In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include, as well as, a letter and photo from you! 

    Samaritan's Purse will pack the gift for you and send it on its way for a suggested donation of just $25.

    After we pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. 


    As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you. Have a few more questions about online? CLICK HERE to found out the answers.


    Pack a shoebox online today!


  • FAQ's ABOUT

    OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    Have questions? Here's the answers

    What is OCC? Why shoeboxesWhat can go in your box? Where do shoeboxes go? How do I follow my box? And many more answered on online.

  • 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.

  • donation form

    Want to write a check? 
    Download this form, fill it in and bring it to Christ Community Church, along with your $9 donation inside your shoebox.

  • SHOEBOX LABELS

    Don't forget to label your box

    Download a copy of the basic label to put on top of your shoebox and mark the gender & age appropriate boxes.

  • FOLLOW YOUR BOX

    Discover the Destination of Your Shoebox Gift

    If you make a donation online, you can Follow Your Box and receive a special label. use the  Look-up Tool to find out the country where your box will be delivered with the message of Christ’s love.


operation christmas child

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeks 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 178 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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