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Changing the World One Shoe Box at a Time

When you serve with Parkway and Operation Christmas Child you get to be part of sharing the gospel with a child and their family in another part of the world, and you will have a lot of fun too!

Operation Christmas Child
 Kick Off Event

Sunday, September3
During All Services

Join us for an inspiring day as we kick off Operation Christmas Child season at Parkway Church. Through Operation Christmas Child, we pack boxes to be distributed to kids around the world. You can be a part of changing the world - one shoe box at a time!


Pack a box.

Your simple act of packing a box and praying for God to use it truly can change a life.  Each shoe box gift becomes a tangible expression of God's love for a child in real need.   Boxes are packed by local churches and then shipped around the world to be distributed through local churches.  Pastors and church leaders share the Gospel with kids and then share shoe boxes as a reminder of God's love and care.  

Boxes and shopping lists are available at all Parkway campuses.  Email Jennifer Palmer to reserve your free boxes and shipping labels.

Build a shoe box online.

Can't get out to go shopping?  You can still help share God's love with children around the world even if you don’t have time to shop for and pack an Operation Christmas Child shoe box gift. With a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your touchscreen, you can build a shoe box online. Make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts*, then add a personal letter and photo. We'll pack your shoe box and send it for you, for a suggested donation of just $25.

Host a shoe box party at your home.

Get creative.  Have fun and invite others to pack shoe boxes with you in your home.  Parkway provides free boxes and resources to share about Operation Christmas Child.  You do the rest and we are here to help.  

Sort boxes at the distribution center.

Travel with a team from Parkway to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Dallas on December 6 and 7.  

Be a part of reaching our goal to pack 2000 shoeboxes!


Thanks for donating items to fill boxes.  Items can be dropped off at the OCC tables at each location.
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Single Subject Notebooks
  • Pink Erasers
  • Small Stuffed Animals
  • Hot Wheel Cars
  • Plastic Animals
  • Jump Ropes
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tennis Balls

Don't forget!

No Toothpaste or Candy

These items are no longer allowed in shoe boxes due to customs regulations.  See all gift suggestions

$9 Donation

A $9 donation per shoe box gift is critical to provide for shipping and other ministry expenses. 

Ideas on Facebook

Visit our Facebook page each week for creative OCC ideas and details on deals.

Operation Christmas Child packing party


Join us for an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party.  We will have all of the supplies needed to pack 1000 boxes to be shared with kids around the globe.  All campuses will host packing parties after the services on Sunday, November 5 so that you can your family can be a part of sharing the love and message of Jesus.  

The Amazing Journey of a Shoe box Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and New Churches.