Because of the generosity of donors across the United States, Operation Christmas Child delivers more than 8 million shoeboxes packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to needy children around the world, bringing joy and the eternal hope of the Gospel.
You can participate by packing your own shoebox and dropping it off at a local collection site during National Collection Week November 12 – 19, 2018. Want to find out where your shoebox is going? Now you can even find out where your shoebox gift is headed by donating $9 online to Follow Your Box. You’ll receive a tracking label, and help cover shipping and other ministry expenses.
“It’s incredible to see the difference a simple shoebox gift can make in the life of a child. They bring the message of unconditional love and forgiveness found only in Jesus Christ,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “After 25 years, there’s still nothing like seeing how one gift can impact the eternal destiny of a child.”
Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2017, the ministry is now sending more than 11 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine. Many children who receive shoebox gifts will also enroll in Operation Christmas Child’s 12-lesson discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, which teaches children about God’s amazing love and guides them through what it means to faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
The following local churches are working with Operation Christmas Child as designated drop off locations. For details, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/.
Palm Beach County Drop Off Locations
Lighthouse Baptist Church, 757 Lighthouse Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Oasis Church, 16401 Southern Boulevard, Loxahatchee, FL 33470-9236
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 4601 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Lake Worth Christian School, 7592 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Boynton Beach Community Church, 9515 Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Spanish River Church, 2400 NW 51st Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Grace Community Church, 600 W Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Broward County Drop Off Locations:
Calvary Chapel – Annex Building, 2710 W Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Grace Baptist Church, 501 NE 48th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33064-4003
Hollywood Community Church, 1708 N State Road 7, Hollywood, FL 33021
Iglesia Cristiana Confraternidad, 11030 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL 33076
First Baptist Church of Weston, 1420 Indian Trace, Weston, FL 33326