Operation Christmas Child


Help children around the world by partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child! This non-profit organization led by Franklin Graham delivers shoe boxes filled with gifts and a message about Jesus to children in need around the world.

You can contribute by bringing in small items throughout the year (suggested list below), assisting with packing or making a donation toward shipping ($9 per box).

For more information, contact Lynne Miller or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.


small cars, small spinning tops, Slinky, puppets, baseballs, tennis balls, foam footballs, small balls of any kind


toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash cloths, mild soap (Ivory), combs, legal pads (4″x6″ or other small pad of paper), sandwich/snack baggies


stuffed animals, jacks, jump ropes, small frisbees, Play Dough, rubber ducks, small games or puzzles


necklaces, bracelets, hair bands, pony tail holders, hair clips, musical instruments (kazoos, small flutes, harmonicas, etc.)


pens, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, crayons, rulers, stencils


small flashlights (include additional batteries), candy (individually wrapped hard candy, butterscotch, peppermints, Life Savers, Smarties, Dum Dums, gum, etc.)