Operation Christmas Child

There is a table in the main hallway and in the foyer for filled boxes.  Pre-printed boxes are available there for you to fill. For those who want to furnish items you will also find a box for the items on the table.

How to pack a Shoe Box Gift:

  • Find an empty shoebox. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark your box boy or girl and the appropriate age group.
  • School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamp and ink pad sets, picture books, coloring books, chalk, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, etc.
  • Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, jump ropes, yo-yos, small Etch-A -Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), slinky, etc.
  • Hygiene items: mild bar soap in plastic bag, comb, washcloth
  • Candy: lollipops, mints, hard candy in a plastic bag, and gum are all acceptable.
  • Other: sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, T-shirts, toy jewelry, hair clips, watches, picture books, etc.

Do not include: used items, toy guns, knives, or other war-related items, chocolate, perishable food items, liquids of any kind, medicines of any kind, or breakable items.

To help cover shipping and other costs, please enclose a check for $9 or more in an envelope. Checks should be made payable to Prospect Street United Methodist Church.  Please write “OCC” on the memo line. Place a rubber band around your box and lid, and your box is ready to go.