It’s Time to Pack Your Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child!

Operation Christmas Child

It’s never too early to think about Christmas, especially when it’s shoebox season! Operation Christmas Child invites you once again to send a box full of Christmas gifts to a kid in another country. However, you’ll not just be sending a fun present – you’ll be sending an opportunity for a child to hear the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Check out this video for an idea of what your shoebox does:

So how you can get involved? It’s easy…

1. Find a shoebox
The box must be average sized. Standard cardboard boxes are great, but plastic boxes can be used for a much longer period of time by the recipient.

2. Pick the gender and age
Decide whether you want to pack for a boy or girl. You also need to consider the age range, including options of ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14 years old.

3. Fill the shoebox with gifts
Review the Operation Christmas Child guidelines for gift suggestions. Furthermore, be sure to review the restricted items like candy, toothpaste, and breakables.

4. Pray and write
Pray for the child who will receive your gift. In addition to prayer, you can also write a personal note and add a photograph of you and your family. As a result, you may receive a note back!

5. Get a Label
Purchase and print a special tracking label at this link for $9 per box. This not only covers shipping costs, but also allows you to know where you box goes.

6. Drop off near you
During National Collection Week, November 16th-23rd, bring your boxes to one of these locations in our area:

Pathway Church
275 N NC Highway 41
Beulaville, NC 28518

Mon, Nov. 16: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Forest Hills Baptist Church
2711 Penderlea Highway
Burgaw, NC 28425-4055
Mon, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fellowship Bible Church
2503 Waddell Street
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Mon, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Galilee Missionary Baptist
1522 Burgaw Highway
Jacksonville, NC 28540-3227
Mon, Nov. 16: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

New River Baptist Association
2734 Commerce Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546-7511
Mon, Nov. 16: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

First Baptist Church
517 Village Road NE
Leland, NC 28451-8491
Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Shallotte Presbyterian Church
5070 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470-4488

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

New River Community Church of God
117 Wheeler Creek Road
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-9445
Mon, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Southport Baptist Church
200 N Howe Street
Southport, NC 28461-3816
Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Wed, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Freedom Baptist Church
802 N College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405-2534
Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Silver Lake Baptist Church
4715 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412-2303

Mon, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Alternatively, if you aren’t able to physically shop for a shoebox gift, you can also build your shoebox online.

For more information on Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, go to samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child.

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