Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Its mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Collection Week – November 16-23
This year, as part of Lakewood’s vision to be a regional church with a global reach, we are serving, again, as an official OCC Collection Center.

What to Expect When Dropping Off Shoeboxes

When you arrive at Lakewoodl, follow the signs for curbside drop off. A volunteer wearing a mask will greet you and direct you to an outside area where they will retrieve your shoeboxes. Volunteers will also present you with a touchless way to leave your contact information and the number of shoeboxes that you are dropping off.

Check back to sign up to volunteer in the Collection Center.


Event Time


Event Start

Nov 16

Event End

Nov 23

Event Location

Chapel Foyer (Lakewood Campus)
2235 Thompson Bridge Rd

Get Directions