Operation Christmas Child

We packed 564 Boxes | Thank You!

Operation Christmas Child was a great success this year. We had a wonderful time at the packing party and packed 564 boxes from our church. In total we shipped out 1582 boxes which included boxes packed by other churches and individuals in our area. 

Several Missions in our church deserve special recognition for all their help. The Women's Ministry for the delicious meal which they prepared for us to enjoy the night of the party and the Helping Hands ministry for over 1300 hats they made during the year and donated to Operations Christmas Child.

A special thank you to all who came and helped pack boxes, to the volunteers who helped the night of the party and those who helped during the week of shoebox collection at our church. It takes a lot of people to make our Shoebox Mission a success. Each box has the potential to change not only one child's life but those around them. 

We will begin in January collecting items for next year's party. There are many items we get during the year that make good items for shoeboxes, small toys in children's happy meals, throws from parades, and leftover party favors. 


Betty Jo Gray