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.

  • Volunteers NEeded

    You can be a part of our OCC ministry by volunteering to work at South Wilson during collection week. Sign up using the form below!

  • Pack a Shoebox

    Collection week for Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner (November 16-23)! We encourage you to pack a shoebox to help support the mission of OCC and Samaritan's Purse. There are two options for packing a shoebox this year:

    • Boxes and brochures are available at both campuses if you would like to shop and pack a shoebox as in the past. Filled shoeboxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 15th.
  • Build a shoebox online

    A new option this year is to Build a Shoebox Online for $25. Here is the link to our church's page where you can select items and build your shoebox now through Sunday, November 22nd. Let's work together to reach our goal of 100 online boxes!

Collection Week Schedule (Nov. 16-23)

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:

  • Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov. 22: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

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