Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

The program was started in the United Kingdom in 1990 by Dave and Jill Cooke. Three years after this beginning, the Wales-based shoebox gift project merged in a partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, allowing us to share over 20 years of expertise in relief and aid work with the project, and expand the reach of the shoebox gifts to more than 28,000 children that year. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 168 million children in more than 100 countries.

This year’s national collection week is November 15 to November 22.

You can find a list of items to place into your shoebox by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, you can visit the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Website.

Drop-off Locations and Times

Bellefontaine, OH

Calvary Baptist Church

1140 Rush Avenue
Bellefontaine, OH 43311-9488

Mon, Nov. 15: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 17: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Kenton, OH

First Baptist Church

11543 County Road 175
Kenton, OH 43326-9705

Mon, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 16: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 17: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 21: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Tiffin, OH

Grace Tiffin Campus

1515 S County Road 1
Tiffin, OH 44883-9746

Mon, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 16: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 17: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 21: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 22: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

More drop off locations can be found by  CLICKING THIS LINK