Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM - Sunday, November 22, 2020, 12:00 AM
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.
These simple gifts are shipped 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.
Local ministry partners distribute your shoeboxes to children in their communities. After receiving shoebox gifts, many boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program. Through the program, our local ministry partners are able to establish long-term, caring relationships with children and families by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
Oakwood's shoebox collection will be November 16 - 22. Remember to bring $9 for shipping and processing for each box. There is also a new online option this year to have Samaritan's Purse build a box for you. Click the link below for more information about this touch-free option.