Operation Christmas Child is a mission project Calvary participates in annually from September to November. OCC send shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children in need around the world. Each child that receives a shoebox also hears the Gospel. Each child also receives a booklet called “The Greatest Gift,” which is a tangible presentation of the Gospel in their own language they can share with friends and family.
Calvary members participate in OCC in a number of different ways: donating supplies for the Packing Party, donating money for supplies and shipping, turning in filled shoeboxes. We are also in great need of volunteers to fill several positions within this ministry. We would love to have you serve with us. Take a look at the ways you can serve with Operation Christmas Child, then fill out the form below to let us know what area(s) interest you.
If you have additional questions, please contact Laura Atterbury.
Come to the church and fold the OCC shoeboxes and store them for use. We will have more folding sessions in October. Check back for dates and times.
Packing Party Inventory Bundling
In late October, we will bundle thousands of items such as school supplies and hygiene items for the Packing Party. We need lots of hands for this project! Children are welcome to help.
Packing Party Set Up
The OCC Packing Party is on Saturday, November 12th. Beginning Thursday, November 10th at 8:30 a.m., we unpack all of the items we’ve collected for the party and begin sorting them on tables. It takes all day Thursday and Friday, November 11 th, to set up the party. You don’t have to commit to the whole time, but at least two hours of serving is most helpful. Lots of hands are needed to accomplish this preparation. However, due to the work environment of this particular task, we are unable to allow children to be present.
Packing Party Attendance
On Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, come help us pack shoeboxes with all the items we’ve collected for Operation Christmas Child. All ages are invited to participate. Stick around after the party to help us clean up and store the boxes.
During National Collection Week, we will load a truck with all the boxes from Calvary Ministries and deliver them to the drop-off site.