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What is Operation Christmas Child?


The world's largest Christmas project of its kind!

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) brings joy and hope to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's Love.

Since 1993, more then 100 million shoe box gifts have been delivered to children in more than 130 different countries.

One Shoe box can change One Life

and One Life can change a Community...

When 9-year-old Duke popped open the cardboard lid on his shoebox, he immediately saw a pair of bright red flip-flops resting on top. He had been hoping and praying for shoes for many years.

“And today, it happened!” he said as he picked up his red flip-flops one-by-one and smiled. Lacking his own shoes, he had been wearing borrowed pairs day after day. Now he couldn’t believe these were actually his—that they were a gift freely given and packed especially for him.


School Supplies Shopping List:

  • Pencils

  • Small manual pencil sharpener

  • Colored pencils

  • Pencil case

  • Pens

  • Crayons

  • Markers

  • Notebooks

  • Blank index cards

  • Solar-powered calculator

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Protractor

  • Glue stick (do not include liquid glue)

  • Small adhesive tape

  • Coloring books

  • Stickers 

  • Highlighters  

  • Craft supplies 

We are collecting filled boxes

until mid November


Personal Care Shopping List:

  • Comb / Hairbrush

  • Toothbrush

  • Washcloth

  • Bar soap 

  • Adhesive bandages(Colorful ones)

  • Reusable plastic containers: cup,  bowl, blunt-edged utensils.

  • Small Blanket

  • Flashlight (solar-powered or hand-crank)

  • Nail clipper and file

  • Compact mirror

  • Non-liquid lip balm

  • Stick deodorant

  • T-Shirts / Pillowcase dresses / Underwear

  • Shoes and socks

  • Flip-flops

  • Wrist watch

  • Hat/scarf/mittens

  • Hair accessories / Bandana  

  • Sunglasses

  • Washable/reusable cloth menstrual pads

Need some help with what to buy?


Check out this quick video for some

dos and don'ts.


Or you can visit OCC to see a

full wish list for every age group.

Have fun shopping!

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