Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Ministry

Operation Christmas Child

It’s Shoebox time again! Check out the different ways you can get involved and support this ministry. 


Fill a shoebox

Pack a box of gifts for a child in need. Grab a box at church or use one of your own. Fill it and return it to church by November 11. For more information about how to pack your box, click here.

Help out during collection week

We are excited to be a drop-off location for National Collection Week November 12—19. Specific times are listed below. If you are available to help collect and sort boxes or donate snacks for the volunteers and those delivering boxes, fill out the form below and someone will contact you with more details.

Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16: 3 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, November 17: 10 am - 2 pm

Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19: 1 pm - 5 pm

Volunteer at the Baltimore Processing Center

Millions of shoeboxes are collected during National Collection Week. Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world, each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment by volunteers. You can help prepare shoeboxes for delivery by helping at the Baltimore Processing Center, one of the eight centers across the United States. We have some spots reserved on following dates. If you are interested, contact Beth and Tom Zawisza at tommynbeth@aol.com or 215-939-7378  to reserve your spot. Transportation will not be provided, but if transportation is an issue please contact Beth and Tom to see if ride sharing could be arranged!

Friday, 11/23: 10 am - 2 pm

Tuesday, 11/27: 10 am - 2 pm

Thursday, 11/29: 10 am - 4 pm

Friday, 11/30: 1 pm - 6 pm

Tuesday, 12/4: 9 am - 3 pm

Saturday, 12/8: 5 pm - 10 pm