Samaritan's Purse - Shoebox Drive
Every year, Samaritan’s Purse collects shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Together, with churches worldwide, we can share the Good News of Jesus Christ and help provide children around the world with a tangible act of God's love.
FREE EMPTY SHOEBOXES (while supplies last)
To get you started, we have a limited number of free empty shoeboxes you can pick up starting October 19 at the church office during business hours Mon-Fri 9 am to 4 pm and on Sundays, October 25 and November 1 at Creekside worship services while supplies last.
Once you pack your shoebox, drop it off at the church. The deadline to drop off a filled shoebox is Sunday, November 15. We cannot accept shoeboxes after that date.
DROP OFF FILLED SHOEBOXES November 1-15
When you drop off your shoebox filled with gifts, remember to include a $9 check for handling made out to Samaritan’s Purse (or donate online and get a label that allows you to track what country your shoebox goes to)
Here are the options for dropping off shoeboxes:
- Sundays November 1, 8 & 15 at all Creekside Worship Services
- Weekdays November 2-13 at the church office during office hours 9 am-4pm
- Saturday, November 14 at the church front parking lot from 10-11 am.
HOW TO BUILD A SHOEBOX
- Basic Instructions & Gift Suggestions
- Detailed gift suggestions by age and gender
- Let's Be Friends Coloring-Sheet
Do not include candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war‑related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items, such as snow globes or glass containers; or aerosol cans.
BUILD A SHOEBOX ONLINE. Participants who prefer the convenience of online shopping can click HERE to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW and discover the fun of packing a shoebox