Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week is November 13-20, 2023

Bethany Bible Church is an Official Operation Christmas Child Drop-off Location

Shoebox donations will be accepted between November 13 and 20, 2023. Our volunteer team will be at our front entrance to collect boxes and answer questions daily from 9 to 6pm.

Demonstrating God's Love

Operation Christmas Child is a global effort “to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world”. Every November, shoeboxes with packed goods and supplies are sent to kids globally.

Bethany Bible Church gladly accepts shoeboxes during National Collection Week: November 13 – 20, 2023

How to Pack a Shoebox

Find a sturdy shoebox to pack or visit Bethany to fill one of our preprinted Operation Christmas Child boxes. Then, get a label to place on your box. Next, fill it with gifts following the guidelines from Samaritan’s Purse.

Pray for your box and the families who will receive it. Optionally, provide a donation of $10 to cover shipping costs. Finally, drop your boxes off at Bethany Bible Church at our front entrance.

Drop-off Instructions
Drop-off Instructions

When you’re ready to drop-off your packed boxes, come visit us at Bethany Bible Church. Park near our front door entrance. When you come inside, an attendant will be there to receive your boxes, check that they’re ready for delivery, and answer any questions you may have.

That’s it! Bethany Bible Church will handle the rest. At the end of collection week, we’ll deliver all collected boxes to the regional distribution center.

Volunteer at Bethany

Interested in collecting donations during drop-off week? Our Operation Christmas Child leaders, Cathy Perry and Susan Sell, are always on the search for enthusiastic volunteers.

Volunteer roles are open to anyone 16 years or older. A brief training meeting in early November following our 11AM worship service will prepare you to help serve.

Operation Christmas Child Resources


Follow the Journey

Track Your Box


Observe the Impact 

Recent OCC Stories


Volunteer to Help 

Work with Samaritan’s Purse

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Operation Christmas Child and how does it work?

Operation Christmas Child is a global effort “to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.”

For more about Operation Christmas Child, please visit their FAQs page.

Where do I go to drop-off boxes?

Each year there will be a specific Sunday kicking off collection week. Prior to our 11AM worship service, you can drop-off your boxes at our designated Operation Christmas Child desk.

Alternatively, our volunteer team will be stationed at our front door entrance from 9AM to 6PM between November 13 and 20, 2023 to collect donated shoeboxes.

Do I have to attend Bethany to drop-off a box?

Nope! We are an official drop-off location for individuals and churches who wish to donate boxes during collection week.

How can I volunteer to help Bethany with Operation Christmas Child?

During national collection week, we have several opportunities for volunteer work. Please contact Cathy Perry or Susan Sell if you are interested in collecting, packing, or delivering shoeboxes.

Mark 10:14
“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God".

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