Operation Christmas Child
We're collecting donations for shoeboxes!
For this year's Packing Party, we're collecting donations in advance to fill the shoeboxes with.
You can pick up a Wish List in the lobby to see what items are needed from hygiene items like toothbrushes and combs to toys like balls, dolls, and sewing kits to school supplies like markers, pencils and erasers, and calculators.
If you'd rather shop online and have items shipped directly to the church, shop our Operation Christmas Child list. You can add the items directly to your cart, and find the church address listed as well.
All donations can be dropped off in the bin in the lobby between now and Sunday, October 15th. Thank you for your generosity in providing Christmas gifts to kids in need around the world to bring them the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
We welcome kids & adults alike to pack shoeboxes! We do recommend that children under 15 come with a parent/guardian.
Wondering if you need to bring anything? We will supply the boxes and packing items (toys, hygiene items, etc.) to fill the boxes with, but we welcome donations on October 21st. Please drop them off at the check-in by 9:30 AM so we can set them out in time for the start of the packing.
The Packing Party will be hosted here at Evangel Assembly of God in our Chapel. Enter the lobby through the main entrance facing 99th Street under the carport.
Learn More about Operation Christmas Child
From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.
Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.
Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.
Pastors around the world host outreach events in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients, and invite children to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program.
Discipleship & Multiplication
As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.
IT STARTS WITH YOU!