2017 OCC Shoebox Project
Join us for one or all of the following events supporting the Operation Christmas Child project at Christ Church. Check back on this page and our Facebook Page for updates and more information. The Operation Christmas Child project is a great opportunity for children to learn about giving by serving other children. Consider inviting your friends, your community group, your small group and your entire family! Sign Up to Help>>
Collection Site: Toys & Supplies for Shoebox Gifts Oct 1 - November 5 in the Christ Church Atrium
Drop off shoeboxes, supplies to fill them, or cash to ship them, in the Christ Church Atrium. Open Sunday mornings and during church office hours. Each box costs $9 to process and ship. We hope to pack over 2,000 boxes at our Community Packing Party again this year which will require >$18,000. View a list of 101 supply ideas>> We are not accepting candy, toothpaste, liquids or food items. Thank you!
- Shoeboxes (small - medium sized, cardboard or plastic)
- School Supplies (paper, crayons, pencils, markers, stickers, tape, etc.)
- Hygiene Items (non-liquid: bar soap, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, hats, gloves, t-shirts, socks, flip-flops, etc.)
- Small Toys (no war toys like guns or army men; please include extra batteries for electronic toys)
- Small Stuffed Animals (Beanie Baby size is ideal.)
Virtual Packing Party Supporting the Operation Christmas Child Project
Want to support support the Operation Christmas Child Project at Christ Church but don't have enough time to shop around for deals or supplies? We've got the solution! Join us online at the Virtual Packing Party. We've done the work and gathered links to products that are ideal shoebox stuffers. Follow the links to shop for the products of your choice. Several of the retailers offer free shipping for orders over a certain dollar amount. Deliver the the items you ordered to Christ Church between November 5th-9th (BEFORE the November 11th Community Packing Party). We'll use the items you provide to pack over 2000 shoebox gifts! Virtual Packing Party>>
Packing Party Prep September 27 - November 10
Join us in preparing for the Community Packing Party. We will organize, sort and move supplies to prepare an excellent packing party for our guests. The first dates will take place at our storage unit: 10500 N. Port Washington Rd in Mequon (near the corner of Donges Bay Rd). Wednesday, Sept 27th, 12-3pm Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2-5pm Monday, Oct 9th, 2-5pm Monday, Oct 16th, 9am-12pm Wednesday, Oct 25th, 12-3pm Wednesday, Nov 1st, 12-3pm Sunday, Nov 5th, 12-3pm: moving items from storage to church and then starting set up for the packing party
Final party set up at Christ Church:
Community Shoebox Packing Party Sat Nov 11 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Christ Church
Come and pack some shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and help us meet our goal of sending over 2,000 shoebox Christmas gifts to children around the world! No need to sign up...just come and stay however long or short you can!
You can also sign up to volunteer for a specialty shift before, during or after the party. Sign Up to Help>>
UPDATE: A special guest is joining us at the packing party at 11:30am. He's a shoebox recipient from the former Soviet Union. More Info>>
Christ Church is a Shoebox Drop-off Location for our Community Nov 13-20.
Drop off your pre-packed shoeboxes at Christ Church.
UPDATE: all Drop-off volunteers should watch this video before packing any crates. Training Video>>
- Mon Nov 13 - 4-6pm
- Tue Nov 14 - 4-6pm
- Wed Nov 15 - 6-9pm
- Thu Nov 16 - 5-7pm
- Fri Nov 17 - 10am-12pm
- Sat Nov 18 - 9-11am
- Sun Nov 19 - 12:30-2:30pm
- Mon Nov 20 - 7am-5pm