OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC)



2021 OCC BOX PICK UP


If you're interested in supporting Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child outreach, pick up a box on Sunday, October 17-November 14, here at Immanuel. Fill the box with small toys, school supplies and hygiene items. A list of suggested gifts is included with the box, as well as instructions for returning completed boxes. We will not be accepting inventory donations.  


Box Pickup 

  • Begins Sunday, October 17
  • Ends Sunday, November 14
  • Boxes are available in the breezeway


Box Drop Off Location

Meadowridge Baptist Church

4500 IL Route 173

Zion, IL  60099


Hours & Dates to Drop Off at Meadowridge

Monday, 11/15

4:30pm - 6:30pm


Tuesday, 11/16

4:30pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday, 11/17

4:30pm - 6:30pm


Thursday, 11/18

4:30pm - 6:30pm


Friday, 11/19

4:30pm - 7:30pm


Saturday, 11/20

10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, 11/21

12:00pm - 4:30pm


Monday, 11/22

8:30am - 10:30am


Important Information:

  • Click HERE for more details on how to fill your box. 
  • "Build a Box Online" HERE.
  • Sign up for OCC email updates HERE.

What is Operation Christmas Child? 

The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 188 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 170 countries and territories. In 2021, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 9.7 million children.


Eternal Impact

Delivered into the hands of children through local churches, every shoebox gift is an opportunity to share about Jesus Christ and God’s love. Since 2009, more than 26.5 million children who have received a shoebox gift have participated in The Greatest Journey—a 12‑lesson discipleship program. Children learn from trained, local volunteers what it means to follow Jesus and share their faith with friends and family.