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Operation Christmas Child

A small shoebox can have a big impact.

What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I put in my shoebox?

Click to see a list of gift suggestions and things to avoid when packing your shoebox.

Do I have to use a cardboard shoebox?

No, you may also use a similarly sized plastic storage container with a removable lid or other similarly sized box.

Can I wrap my shoebox?

Yes, but please remember to wrap the lid separately.

Where should I take my packed shoebox?

Once packed, you can drop it off at Westtown Church to one of our Operation Christmas Child Volunteers in the Church foyer, or leave it with the Church Office.

When is the deadline to drop off my shoebox?

Please drop off your shoeboxes no later than November 19th, 2017.

What does the $9 cover?

A donation of $9 or more helps us cover project expenses such as shipping the shoeboxes.

If I pack more than one shoebox, can I write one check to cover the cost of all of them?

Yes, you may write one check for them all, and place it on top of the gifts inside any one of your shoeboxes.

What happens after my shoebox gift is delivered?

Our local ministry partners distribute your shoeboxes to children in their communities. In many places, a discipleship program called The Greatest Journey is offered to children after they receive their shoebox gifts. Through the program, our local ministry partners are able to establish long-term, caring relationships with children and families by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.