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Operation Christmas Child

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Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. 

OCC is more than just filling a shoebox with random items so a kid in another country can have a gift; it's a tool used to introduce that child to the free gift of the Gospel. And, we get to have a part in that right here in Northwest Arkansas.

Shoeboxes will be available for distribution in October and returned in November. Shoeboxes may be picked up on the weekends of October 7/8/9, 14/15/16, or 21/22/23. Packed shoeboxes should be returned October 28/29/30, November 4/5/6 or 11/12/13 in the Worship Center Foyer.  For more information about OCC, contact Gil Pineira at 479-659-3678.

As your family returns your shoeboxes, please use the digital badge to the left to add excitement to your social media accounts.  Or post a picture of your family and use #shoeboxselfie and/or @OCC_shoeboxes on Twitter or @operationchristmaschild on Instagram.

Ideas for packing your shoeboxes: