Operation Christmas Child

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. Last year we packed 3,201 shoeboxes and this year we are aiming to break the 4,000 mark!

There are seven unique ways you can get involved with Operation Christmas Child right here at our church:


Pick up a shoebox in our church foyer (starting October 13), stuff it full of fun items along with a cheque for $10. This $10 helps to 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 (November 14-18). HERE are some great tips on how to pack a box. Better yet, pack two boxes…


Drop off supplies to the Church between October 13 – November 7 for our Community Packing Party on November 10. Supplies can be placed in a designated carton in the foyer.


Supplies needed are:

    1. School Supplies – pens, pencils, pencil crayons, notepads, and picture books
    2. Hygiene Items  – facecloths, toothbrushes, combs, and soap. Please place soap in a sealable bag.
    3. Toys and Other Gifts – stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewellery, t-shirts, and socks 
    4. No liquids or candy please!


Fold Shoe Boxes October 12 10AM-12PM or Receive Filled Boxes (multiple dates)

Help fold shoe boxes in preparation for Operation Christmas Child, we need as many people as possible. Or you can help receive boxes from churches and organizations in the community during National Collection Week. We need two volunteers for each shift below.

November 14    12PM-2PM
November 14    4PM-6PM
November 15     FULL
November 16     9AM-1PM
November 17     12PM-3PM
November 18     2PM-5PM

Prepare for Packing Party

We need a group of 10 – 15 people to help prepare for the Packing Party on Friday, November 9  4 – 8 pm.

Packing Party Prep 2018


Join us on Saturday, November 10 from at 10AM in the church foyer as we pack tons of boxes together. This a 100% family friendly event and a great opportunity to invite your neighbours and friends to come pack shoeboxes with us and to learn how lives are being changed.
Sign up for the Packing Party below.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 2018


Operation Christmas Child has a team of volunteers who are committed to praying for opportunities to share God’s love and salvation through this simple gift of a shoebox. If you would like more information about receiving email prayer prompts please email jbradley@samaritan.ca

Volunteer at Processing Centre

In addition to the opportunities in our church, you can also volunteer at the Waterloo Region Processing Centre. See this page to sign up.