Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse that provides children around the world with Christmas gifts packed in shoeboxes.

The children are also presented the gospel and invited to follow Christ.

Collection Week Schedule

Hardin County's central drop-off location this year is Valley Creek South Wilson, located at 6746 S Wilson Road, Elizabethtown, KY.

Shoeboxes will be accepted during these times:

  • Monday, November 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 21, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday, November 22, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, November 23, 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, November 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday, November 25, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Please note: Boxes cannot be accepted outside of the posted schedule. Boxes can only be dropped off at the Valley Creek South Wilson campus. No boxes will be accepted at the Springfield Road campus during collection week.


For more information, contact Logistics Coordinator Michele Drake at 270.735.5281.


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