Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
2015 Holiday Giveaway
We are packing shoeboxes again for Operation
Christmas Child! For every filled box you bring to our
office by November 19, 2015, we will give you one entry for our
2015 Holiday Giveaway of a $100 gift certificate to Tennessee
Performing Arts Center!
What is Operation Christmas Child?
"Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has
delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children
affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in
more than 150 countries and territories. We partner with local
churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who
receive shoebox gifts and offer a 12-lesson discipleship program,
The Greatest Journey, that helps boys and girls learn what it
means to follow the Lord and share their faith with others." ~
From OCC website
Click here for more info on how to pack a shoebox.
Basic steps to filling a shoebox:
1. Get a shoebox or a plastic container
with a lid found for about a $1 at Walmart or Dollar Tree that is
the size of a shoebox. (Also, Lifeway Christian Bookstore
has boxes right now for free for you to pick up and use.
Hobby Lobby is another great place to pick up supplies since they
have items clearly marked that are great for your shoeboxes.)
2. 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.
3. Fill with gifts! Deflated
soccer balls with a pump are great gifts, dolls, then also small
toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
site for more detailed ideas and even a suggested list by age,
along with a list of what NOT to pack.
** Please do NOT include the following: Used or damaged items;
war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures;
chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions;
medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or
glass containers; aerosol cans.
4. Tape label on the top of your box and
include your $7 to ship inside the box. You may pick up
labels at our office, or download a label from the
5. Drop off your shoeboxes at our
Gallatin office, now through Thursday, November 19, 2015 during
our regular business hours.