Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is about sharing the gift of God's Son, Jesus Christ, with the world.  When you pack shoebox gifts, you bring joy, hope and smiles to a child whose life has been haunted by poverty, disaster, disease or war.  Each box brings the true meaning of Christmas – God’s gift to mankind, the birth of His Son.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted everyday life for millions of people around the world. Yet, Samaritan’s Purse continues to share the eternal hope of the Gospel and to serve in Jesus’ Name to let boys and girls know that God loves them.  Children need great joy now more than ever.

Ways to modify the great Operation Christmas Child season are being suggested.  Adjustments are proposed to help protect the health of those involved in purchasing and packing shoebox gifts.

Options at St. John’s:

  1. Pick up your box. Filled shoeboxes are to be returned to the church on or before November 21st.
  2. Pack- a-shoebox online (packabox.samaritanspurse.ca) With your $40 gift, Samaritan’s Purse will lovingly fill a shoebox with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to bring great joy and the Good news of Jesus Christ to a child overseas.
  3. Make a cash/cheque donation through St. John’s. Place your monetary donation on the collection plate or drop off at the church.  The donation needs to be clearly marked that it is designated to “Operation Christmas Child”.  If you would like to be issued a charitable receipt, please include your name and address with your donation.