OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

  • 1. FIND A SHOEBOX

    Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can use your own shoeboxes or pick up a cardboard one at Hillside on Sunday or during the week.

  • 2. GET YOUR LABEL

    Visit our Label Options page to find out whether an adhesive or printable label is best for you. Whichever you choose, use the label to indicate on your shoebox whether it was packed for a boy or girl and which age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

  • 3. fILL WITH GIFTS

    Select a medium to large "wow" item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Don't forget to also include a personal note and photo - sometimes these are the child's favorite things to receive!

    GIFT SUGGESTIONS BY AGE

  • 4. PRAY

    Most importantly, "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17) for the child who will receive your shoebox gift.


    Please also pray for:

    • Their family to also be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
    • The pastor of the church who delivers your shoebox gift.
    • Their community to be transformed by the Gospel.


  • 5. DONATE $10 PER SHOEBOX

    A donation of $10 per box is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. For easiest processing, you can give online by activating your adhesive label. You can also give a special offering labeled "OCC" in your memo line in the white locked offering box on Sunday's or mail to 3515 Shakertown Road, Beavercreek, OH 45430.

  • 6. Drop off

    Please bring your shoebox(es) back to Hillside Chapel by Sunday, November 20th. If you forget your to bring your shoebox(es) back by November 20th, you can drop off at Patterson Park (3655 E Patterson Road, Beavercreek, OH) on Monday, November 21st from 12-5pm.