We are very excited to partner again this year with Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes and get the good news of Jesus Christ to kids around the world. In 2019 we packed 4135 shoeboxes and this year we are aiming to break the 5000 mark!
There are different ways you can get involved with Operation Christmas Child this year.
PACK A SHOEBOX - PHYSICALLY
Pick up a shoebox when exiting the service (starting October 16), stuff it full of fun items along with a cheque for $10. This $10 helps cover the cost of shipping, as well as to provide training and equipping for the receiving local groups which ultimately multiplies the gospel opportunities. Please drop it back to the church on one of the collection dates below. HERE are some great tips on how to pack a shoebox. Better yet, pack two shoeboxes...
PACK A SHOEBOX - ONLINE
Packing a shoebox gift online is simple!
- Select from a variety of gift items for a boy or girl in each designated age group
- Personalize each shoebox you pack with a photo and personal note
Boxes can be returned to the cart in front of the church any day leading up to the final collection days.
The final collection days are the following:
- Tuesday, November 15
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Wednesday, November 16
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday, November 17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Friday, November 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, November 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SERVE YEAR ROUND
Hundreds of volunteers are serving year-round in their local communities to reach hurting children through Operation Christmas Child each year. They are mobilizing churches, community groups, prayer support and media coverage in order to engage participation in giving shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. We are looking to expand our Connect Team in Oakville and would love your support. If you are interested in volunteering with Operation Christmas Child please contact Joel Bradley at JBradley@Samaritan.ca