Operation Christmas Child

Through a simple shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child, you can help change the world, one life at a time.  Shoeboxes are filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty.

If we follow a box, it makes its way through the hands of volunteers and ultimately lands in a nation far away. There, local churches use these boxes to connect with kids and families and introduce them to Jesus. 

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How to Pack a Shoebox

1.  Get a standard size shoebox to pack for a boy or girl.
2.  Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal.
3.  Fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

What goes in a shoebox?

4.  Pray for the child who will receive your gift.  Include a personal note and photo.
5.  A donation of $9 is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. Give online through Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox.*

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Come to a Packing Party

Come, join us as we pack donated gifts and notes into shoeboxes to send out across the world to kids who may never receive Christmas present otherwise! Packing Parties will be hosted at Parkway Victoria and Parkway Port Lavaca on October 14 at 12:15 PM and on October 24 at 6:30 PM. There is no need to sign up. You can just show up to this family-friendly service opportunity.

The Journey of a Shoebox

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Operation Christmas Child Team

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