Nov. 13-20: Drop-off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child
Volunteers with Operation Christmas Child are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, running from Nov. 13 through 20.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children worldwide since 1993. In 2023, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children.
Individuals, families, and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these presents to children in need.
Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.
For hassle-free shopping pack a shoebox online at https://sampur.se/3QDO3Ax.
“Millions of children around the word are being impacted by these simple shoebox gifts,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “One box can touch not only just the child, but their whole family.”
Participants can drop off at Living Stones Church, Kailua-Kona or find the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation. The online lookup tool is searchable by city or ZIP code.