operation christmas child

Pack a gift-filled shoebox with your family or small group!


Pack Gift-Filled Shoeboxes

Oct. 24 – Nov. 14

Want to pack 1, 5, or even 20 boxes as a family or small group? Our Operation Christmas Child Team is here to help you get everything you need to start, from getting shoeboxes, lists of materials, and even some starter supplies. To get started, visit the Operation Christmas Child table in the BC Hallway. We ask that all finished boxes be dropped off by Sunday, Nov. 14.

Donate Supplies

Oct. 24 – Nov. 14

Help us build Starter Kits for BC families and small groups who packing boxes this year! There are 3 ways to give!

  1. Buy in-store
    Visit the OCC table in the BC hallway to pick up a donation tag)
  2. Buy online
    Click here to buy from our Amazon shopping list).
  3. Money (cash or card)
    Click here for credit card donation. Drop cash donation off at the OCC table at BC.

Drop-Off Week at BC For Tulsa Area

Nov. 15 – Nov. 22

BC folks, please drop off boxes before Tulsa drop-off week.

Mon, Nov. 15: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 16: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 17: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 19: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 21: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you have questions or you would love to volunteer, text Ruth Stevens at (918) 951-2891.

About Operation Christmas Child

BC, let’s partenr with Operation Christmas Child, a project by Samaritan’s Purse, to collect gift-filled shoeboxes – filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items—and deliver them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, these gift-filled shoeboxes are the first gift they have ever received! Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

tips on packing a shoebox

What goes in a shoebox? What can’t go in? What’s a “WOW” item? If this is your first time packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, you may be asking these questions. Fear not – here are some helpful resources.

Each box should include the following!

A WOW item – This is the main item in the box. Think of it as something you might bring to a birthday party. Some suggestions include a doll, a large car /truck, a stuffed animal (shoebox size) a musical instrument ex. Harmonica, a recorder, a soccer ball with a pump.

Items of your choice from each category: Hygiene, School supplies, Toys. Watch the videos or review the tips below for help.

Also, include a picture of yourself or your family and a note. Even just a brief “Jesus loves you and I do too!” means the world to children in need!

Some good places to shop include Dollar Tree, Target’s dollar section, Hobby Lobby (click for a link to ad and 40% off coupon), and Mathis Brother’s Christmas shop (opening soon). Preferably remove packaging from all items. Many countries do not have systems in place to support trash collection.

OCC requests a $9 donation to help cover the expenses required to ship/process each box. Although this is not a requirement it is greatly appreciated. You can include a $9 check in the envelope included in your packet OR click here to donate online. When you donate online, you also get a tracking label to put on your box!

If you have questions or you would love to volunteer, text Ruth Stevens at (918) 951-2891.

one box = one changed life