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.
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!
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.
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!