We love to participate in Operation Christmas Child and have been doing so for years. Everyone looks forward to this mission every Fall. Our Women’s Mission Union group is responsible for organizing this ministry for us.
To read more information on how Operation Christmas Child works and to see some wonderful pictures and videos of children all over the world receiving their shoeboxes, please visit Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
How to Get Started
How to Pack a Shoebox
Scroll to the bottom for a video on how to pack your Shoebox.
Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover thebox and lid separately.
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.
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, and school supplies.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
Bring your shoebox gift to Hopewell Baptist Church On or before: