There are lots of ways to help with Operation Christmas Child


1. Pray

Of course, nothing is more critical to the work of Operation Christmas Child than dedicated prayer support. If you are unable to help with the shoebox collection during the drop-off week but would like to join the team of prayer warriors during National Collection Week, you can sign up at Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Call to Prayer page.

2.  Pack and donate Shoe Boxes

If you and your family would like to donate a shoebox for a boy or girl, you can find detailed instructions and download the shoe box label at How to Pack a Shoe Box. We will, as a congregation, collect shoeboxes on Sunday, November 24, but you may bring them earlier.

There are numerous items that are no longer acceptable including candy and toothpaste.

Complete List of What Not to Pack

3.  Volunteer to Support Operation Christmas Child as a Drop-Off Center at SGC for Local Churches and Businesses (November 18 - 25):

Sign up as an individual or home group to serve at SGC.

Monday Nov 18 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Nov19 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday Nov 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Nove21 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday Nov 22 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Nov 23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Nov 24 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday Nov 25 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Volunteer Here

4.  Sponsor a Shoebox:

  • In addition to the Shoe Boxes that you pack at home or at a packing party, we are organizing to pack boxes as a church.
  • For $25 you can sponsor a complete, fully packed shoebox! This price includes the $9 shipping fee.
  • There are 86 shoeboxes this year
    • 36 boxes for 2-4 year old boys
    • 48 boxes for 10-14 year old boys 

Sponsor A Shoebox

We will not be participating as a group at the Charlotte Processing Center this year.