Operation Christmas Child (Seasonal)


Operation Christmas Child

East Baptist Church has joined forces with a very special ministry called Operation Christmas Child, which is managed by the Samaritan’s Purse organization. We pack shoe boxes filled with toys, tools, clothes, and various other useful items, with the help of our members, and give to the kids that live in poverty filled countries throughout the world.

We Need Help

We need a lot of gifts for Operation Christmas Child so we can pack them up in a shoe box and send them to kids that need them. If you can’t give gifts, but you still want to help, we can take money as well. Put the money in an offering envelope in our sanctuary and just label it with “OCC”, then put the envelope in the offering plate during church service. Please put all the gift donations in the box labeled “Donations” at the bottom of the stairs by the library.

Operation Christmas Child Gift Suggestions

  • TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.