Operation Christmas Child

Every year, FBCS participates in the Operation Christmas Child ministry through Samaritan’s Purse.  We pack shoe boxes that are sent to to children in need around the world  to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.  

Gifts are due Nov 14th.

Not able to pack a gift? Make a donation to help purchase items for boxes to be packed by our children and teens. Click here to give now.


How to Pack Your Shoebox Gift

As you prayerfully prepare to pack your shoebox gift, please remember that your shoebox may be the only gift the child ever receives. So, plan to pack quality items that will last.
  • Find a standard-size shoebox. 
  • Fill it with a quality “wow” toy and other gifts.
  • Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your shoebox.  You may include   a note and a photo.
  • Include a $9 donation or give online through Follow Your Box.
  • Bring your shoebox gift to church by November 15.

Now, prepare your shopping list from the following suggestions!

          “Wow” Item
  • outfit
  • shoes
  • musical instrument
  • soccer ball with pump
  • stuffed animal
  • doll
  • toy cars
  • jump ropes
  • yo-yos
  • toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries)
  • socks
  • hats
  • sunglassess
  • hair clips
  • jewelry and watches
  • flashlights (with extra batteries)
School Supplies
Non-Liquid Hygiene Items
   A Personal Note
  • pens, pencils, and sharpeners
  • crayons and markers
  • notebooks and paper
  • coloring and picture books
  • solar calculators
  • toothbrushes
  • bar soap
  • washcloths
  • combs
  • a message to the child
  • a photo of yourself, your family, or group
If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.
Do Not Include candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items;
seeds; food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items or glass
containers; aerosol cans.