The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

How to Pack a Shoe Box Gift… 

1. Shoe Box: Pick up a OCC shoebox from HCC, use an empy shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container.

2. Boy or Girl?:Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. For your gift label click here

3. Fill with Gifts: Fill the box with a variety of gifts. See gift suggestions below. 


Don’t have time to shop for your shoebox? Don’t know what to get? You can donate to Operation Christmas Child Here.

4. Include Your Donation: Please donate $9 or more per box to cover the cost of shipping and other project costs.

Can’t pack a Box? We can us donations to cover shipping and pay for items to pack shoeboxes. Click “Donate” near the top right corner of the page. 



Gift Suggestions:


small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.  


pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.  


toothbrush, mild bar soap (in plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.  


hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)  


In a seperate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back)  


Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans. TOOTHPASTE IS NO LONGER ALLOWED.